Nemours CEO named to ’50 Most Influential Clinical Executives’


Modern Healthcare has named Dr. R. Lawrence Moss, president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health, one of the nation’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives for 2022, the second consecutive year he has been recognized.

This recognition acknowledges clinicians in the health care industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact.

“Clinician leaders have shouldered a heavy load for health care organizations and the country at large throughout the past few years,” said Fawn Lopez, publisher of Modern Healthcare. “We are proud to recognize those leaders who have risen to the occasion and then some. These 50 honorees have demonstrated leadership and innovation in a time of crisis and made a vital impact on the success of their organizations, the well-being of the health care workforce and the health of their patients and communities. We congratulate and thank them for their dedication to the advancement of health care.”

Under Moss’s leadership, Nemours Children’s has increased its focus on the health of populations, beginning with children. This direction attracted a major gift in early 2022 that established the Alan H. Ginsburg Institute for Health Equity at Nemours Children’s Health.

Part think-tank, part health-pilot incubator, the Ginsburg Institute will spur discovery and innovation to address the underlying social determinants of health, work toward health equity for all children and ultimately change children’s health for good.

Moss has continuously advocated for urgency in changing health care reimbursement and care models to focus on paying for health and wellness rather than the volume and complexity of procedures. He continues to lead and expand Nemours’ work to negotiate with payers to reimburse for prevention, social determinants of health and care coordination that improves outcomes.

“Recognition among this distinguished group of clinical leaders is truly an honor,” said Moss. “It is likewise an honor to lead an organization and an outstanding group of associates willing to think boldly and act quickly to achieve our vision of creating the healthiest generation of children.”

A renowned pediatric surgeon, biomedical researcher, educator and health-system executive, Moss realized that his impact on the future of children’s health would be enhanced if he could contribute to broadly address the underlying determinants of children’s health.

Despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moss led Nemours to create a five-year strategic plan that reimagines Nemours’ role in children’s health to focus on health rather than medical care, as well as value and equity.

This fundamental shift from reactive care to proactive wellness is the cornerstone of his vision of going “well beyond medicine.” For further information about this vision, go to