PHOENIX (Dec. 11, 2023) – Phoenix Children’s, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pediatric health systems, announced today its President and CEO Robert L. (Bob) Meyer was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors individuals who were chosen by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare as the most influential figures in the industry in terms of leadership and impact.
In the past year, Meyer has not only spearheaded major physical expansions, but also helped build the organization’s ranks of top clinicians, dramatically increasing the capacity to serve children statewide. By the end of 2024, Phoenix Children’s will be the nation’s fourth-largest pediatric health system.
“I am honored to be selected to this impressive list. This is a reflection of the tireless commitment of our thousands of colleagues who have dedicated themselves to creating nationally recognized programs and centers of excellence that give our patients hope and healing,” said Phoenix Children’s President and CEO Bob Meyer. “For more than 20 years, my primary focus has been to grow Phoenix Children’s into the Southwest’s premier pediatric health system, and we will continue to expand access to the top-ranked pediatric healthcare our children need and deserve.”
The Modern Healthcare 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list includes C-suite executives guiding the country’s leading companies and organizations that are reshaping how patient care is delivered. Honorees were recognized for their leadership in helping their organization meet clinical, operational and financial goals while improving the organization’s culture through diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and serving as a leading voice in the industry.
“The 2023 honorees on our 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare reflect the providers, insurers, technology firms, government leaders, investors and others who have made oversized contributions to the industry in the past year,” said Mary Ellen Podmolik, editor-in-chief of Modern Healthcare. “Our ranked list honors the C-suite decision-makers using their clout and influence to lead their organizations and make sweeping changes that affect patient care.”
This recognition adds to the host of clinical accreditations and accolades Meyer and his team have achieved over the past year including being named one of the healthiest 100 workplaces in America by Healthiest Employers®, a Modern Healthcare Top Innovator, being ranked among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report for the 13th consecutive year, launching a Division of Infectious Diseases and a Division of Anesthesiology and creating a Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Care and The Phoenix Children’s Research Institute at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, a collaboration allowing clinicians to accelerate research efforts.