Memorial Hermann CEO recognized in 'Modern Healthcare' rankings
Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in "Modern Healthcare's" 2012 rankings.
Wolterman, the only person from Houston to make the prestigious list, was named the top Texas health care executive, according to a press release. He ranked 15 on the list among such notables as Chief Justice John Roberts, President Barack Obama, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
"I am truly honored to have been voted among the 100 most influential people in health care," Wolterman, who has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, said in the release. "But leaders are only as good as the people who surround them, so I share this moment with the dedicated and excellent employees at Memorial Hermann whose commitment to advancing health is second to none."
Under Wolterman's leadership over the last decade, Memorial Hermann has been named one of the top 15 health systems by Thomson Reuters for clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction and operational efficiency, the release stated.
"Modern Healthcare" editor David Burda said in the release that the top 300 candidates made up the final ballot and readers then voted for the five candidates they believed were the most influential in the industry. Some 220,330 votes were cast, which counted toward 50 percent of the outcome. Senior editors determined the other 50 percent.