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Dr. Prem Reddy, chairman, president and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services, which includes Paradise Valley Hospital, has been named to Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives” for 2014.

Dr. Reddy was selected as the 15th most influential physician executive in the nation. This is the fourth time he has been named to the list, which this year included Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the FDA, Dr. John Kitzhaber, governor of Oregon, and Dr. Toby Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.

“I am honored to have been selected once again to this prestigious list among so many great leaders in healthcare,” Dr. Reddy said. “Through Prime Healthcare, I look forward to providing top quality healthcare, with a mission of saving hospitals, saving jobs and saving lives.”

Modern Healthcare sponsors this annual recognition program. According to Modern Healthcare, the name of the program reflects the skills needed to improve the healthcare delivery system in the post-healthcare reform era. It takes power to make reform happen; now it will take influence to make reform work.

Reader nominations are used to create the final ballot for this competition. Readers then vote for one of 100 physician executives on that ballot. Readers’ votes count for 50% of the outcome. The other 50% came from the expert opinions of the senior editors at Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician. Executives do not pay to be nominated or receive this award, the only basic criteria being that the person must be a physician executive.

Eight Prime Healthcare hospitals were recognized in 2014 among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). Prime Healthcare was recognized for the third time in 2013 as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation by Truven, based on quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction. According to Truven, compared to its peers, Prime Healthcare saved more lives, caused fewer patient complications, made fewer medical errors, followed recommended standards of care more closely, released patients sooner from the hospitals and scored better on patient satisfaction surveys.

Paradise Valley Hospital is ranked as a Top 100 Hospital in the nation.