Andy Mills Recognized By Modern Healthcare: 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
List honors individuals who most impact and show leadership in healthcare
By Medline Newsroom Staff | December 10, 2020
Each year Modern Healthcare compiles a list of the 100 most influential people in healthcare. For 2020, the publication named Medline President Andy Mills to the prestigious list, which was announced in early December.
Honorees are selected by industry peers and senior editors of Modern Healthcare through a poll that identifies those influential in healthcare, based on their leadership and impact.
Along with Mills and leaders of prominent healthcare systems, this year’s list includes Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Seema Verma, Administrator, CMS; and Dr. Susan Bailey, President, American Medical Association, among others.
“To say I was honored to be included on Modern Healthcare’s 2020 list of 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare is an understatement,” said Mills. “I appreciate the recognition for what it does for everyone in our organization. There are so many people who contribute every day to make Medline the company it is, that it hardly seems fair to be recognized without an asterisk next to my name.”
The candidates chosen this year have not only influenced the course that healthcare took during a global pandemic but have also continued to press forward amidst uncertainty while using current events like the election, racial injustice and public health as an inspiration to do better, Modern Healthcare editor Aurora Aguilar says.
“Every member of this class found ways to help their organization or the government or each other maneuver through unprecedented hardships. The result was often groundbreaking,” Aguilar said.
The publication also acknowledged Medline’s commitment to social justice by recognizing the company’s $1 million donation to groups fighting racial inequality. Since that June donation, Medline has also donated more than 150,000 face masks to underserved communities in the Chicagoland area that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
In addition to community responsibility, industry peers witnessed the agility of the company in shifting much-needed PPE production to the United States. During the pandemic, Medline pivoted to manufacture hand sanitizer and, soon, face masks domestically. Meeting the needs of customers and the healthcare community during high demand remains a primary focus.