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2020 Power 25 Health Care

There has been no sector more important in 2020 than the healthcare industry.

Hospitals, physician practices and health policy experts have been on the frontlines of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, a once-in-a-century event that has infected millions around the country and killed thousands of Connecticut residents.

Despite the untold economic damage and human suffering caused by COVID-19, Connecticut has done a better job than most other states in controlling the virus in recent months.

That’s thanks to the leadership of many people in government and the healthcare industry, who have been working cooperatively to both prevent and contain the spread of the virus.

In this week’s issue, Hartford Business Journal is publishing its inaugural Power 25 Health Care list, which identifies leaders who are significantly impacting the industry and public health.

HBJ’s Power 25 Health Care class was chosen and ranked by HBJ’s news team. To make the list, individuals must not only be in a position of power, they need to wield it in such a way to have an outsized impact on our community.

The rankings include a mix of established players as well as some fresh faces to our region. A preference was placed on those who have played central roles in the state’s response to the pandemic.

That’s why the list includes government officials and public health experts who typically might not be considered industry power players.

Meet the 2020 Power 25: Health Care

  • 1. Governor Ned Lamont
    1. Governor Ned Lamont
    State of Connecticut
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  • 2. Jeffrey Flaks
    2. Jeffrey Flaks
    CEO, Hartford HealthCare
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  • 3. Jennifer Jackson
    3. Jennifer Jackson
    President and CEO, Connecticut Hospital Association
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  • 4. Reginald Eadie
    4. Reginald Eadie
    President and CEO, Trinity Health Of New England
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  • 5. Deidre Gifford
    5. Deidre Gifford
    Interim Commissioner, Department of Public Health
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  • 6. Albert Ko
    6. Albert Ko
    Department Chair and Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Yale School of Medicine.
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  • 7. David Cordani
    7. David Cordani
    CEO, Cigna Corp
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  • 8. Marna Borgstrom
    8. Marna Borgstrom
    President and CEO, Yale New Haven Health
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  • 9. Karen Lynch
    9. Karen Lynch
    President, Aetna/Executive Vice President, CVS Health
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  • 10. Andrew Agwunobi
    10. Andrew Agwunobi
    CEO, UConn Health
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  • 11. Matthew Barrett & Mag Morelli
    11. Matthew Barrett & Mag Morelli
    President and CEO, Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities & President, LeadingAge Connecticut
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  • 12. James Shmerling
    12. James Shmerling
    CEO, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
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  • 13. Vincent Capece Jr.
    13. Vincent Capece Jr.
    CEO, Middlesex Health
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  • 14. Kurt Barwis
    14. Kurt Barwis
    President & CEO, Bristol Health
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  • 15. Mark Masselli
    15. Mark Masselli
    President & CEO, Community Health Center
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  • 16. Lynn Ricci & Sonja LaBarbera
    16. Lynn Ricci & Sonja LaBarbera
    CEO, Hospital for Special Care & CEO, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
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  • 17. Benito Alvarez
    17. Benito Alvarez
    CEO, ProHealth Physicians
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  • 18. Keith Stover & Susan Halpin
    18. Keith Stover & Susan Halpin
    Lobbyist, Robinson+Cole & Lobbyist, Robinson+Cole
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  • 19. Kevin Lembo & Victoria Veltri
    19. Kevin Lembo & Victoria Veltri
    Comptroller, State of Connecticut & Executive Director, Office of Health Strategy
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  • 20. Andrew Mais
    20. Andrew Mais
    Commissioner, Connecticut Insurance Department
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  • 21. Eric Galvin
    21. Eric Galvin
    President, ConnectiCare
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  • 22. Linda Grigerek
    22. Linda Grigerek
    President, Companions & Homemakers
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  • 23. Sen. Martin Looney, Sen. Sean Scanlon & Rep. Matt Lesser
    23. Sen. Martin Looney, Sen. Sean Scanlon & Rep. Matt Lesser
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  • 24. Charles Lee
    24. Charles Lee
    Scientific Director, The Jackson Laboratory
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  • 25. Ellen Andrews
    25. Ellen Andrews
    Executive Director, Connecticut Health Policy Project
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