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DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger President and CEO David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, made the top three in Modern Healthcare magazine's 2017 list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders. 

Dr. Tom Price, secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, tops the list, with Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO, Mayo Clinic, second; Dr. Rodney Hochman, president and CEO, Providence St. Joseph Health, fourth; and Dr. Toby Cosgrove, president and CEO, Cleveland Clinic, fifth.

Ranked third, Dr. Feinberg has moved up six spots from last year on this esteemed list of innovators who excel in community service and demonstrate reputable executive authority.

In recognizing Dr. Feinberg, Modern Healthcare wrote: “Since 2015, Dr. David Feinberg has served as CEO of Geisinger Health System, one of the nation’s' largest integrated healthcare systems, known for reinventing medical care. The 12-hospital system based in Danville, Pa., serves populations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A longtime champion of focusing on the patient experience, Feinberg caught the industry's attention by introducing Geisinger's latest evolution of its patient services guarantee, allowing patients to request a refund based on the outcome of their experience at the organization." 

Now in its 13th year, Modern Healthcare’s annual list honors physicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact. 

Since becoming Geisinger’s CEO and president in May 2015, Dr. Feinberg has put the system focus on improving the patient experience. He has made it the stated goal that every Geisinger patient is treated with compassion, dignity and respect while receiving optimum care.

Towards that goal, Dr. Feinberg unveiled the health system’s most radical innovation, ProvenExperience in November 2015. The program offers refunds to patients whose expectations weren’t met based on kindness and compassion.

This is the fourth time Dr. Feinberg has been named to Modern’s Healthcare’s “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.” 

The complete list is available at


About Geisinger
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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