EMERYVILLE, Calif. (December 18, 2021)—Vituity CEO Imamu “Mu” Tomlinson, MD, MBA, has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2021. This national award honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry in terms of leadership and impact.
This distinction marks the third national award bestowed to Dr. Tomlinson in 2021, following his inclusion on the lists of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives and Fierce Healthcare’s Most Influential Minority Executives.
Dr. Tomlinson was selected in part due to his championing of integrated care models that extend care beyond the hospital walls and into the communities that need it most. Through partnerships with leading hospitals, health systems, and community allies nationwide, Dr. Tomlinson has led Vituity and its more than 5,000 providers to deliver on their promise to make care available and accessible to all while building patient trust and confidence.
To extend Vituity’s reach into underrepresented communities, Dr. Tomlinson founded the Vituity Cares Foundation in 2020 and serves as its president. In addition to improving healthcare access, the foundation also addresses the social determinants of health and nurtures tomorrow’s diverse clinicians and healthcare leaders in the communities Vituity serves.
“I’m proud that Vituity is recognized as a force in healthcare,” says Dr. Tomlinson. “More than anything, this acknowledgment shows that putting the patient front and center in care delivery is where healthcare needs to go. Through the positive influence of our 7,000 clinicians and employees, Vituity embodies this mission to meet patients when, where, and how they need us.”
Imamu Tomlinson, MD, MBA
“Dr. Tomlinson’s passion for improving the lives of our patients and communities is a guiding force across the healthcare industry,” says Theo Koury, MD, President of Vituity. “He inspires all of us to deliver our A-game each day, and his positive influence has helped shape our front-line driven approach to expanding access and availability of care nationwide.” Learn more about how Dr. Tomlinson and Vituity are making patient-centric care a reality. Follow him on LinkedIn for regular updates and perspectives on leadership in healthcare.
For 50 years, Vituity has been raising the standard of care and transforming how, when and where care is delivered. As a physician owned and led multispecialty partnership, our 5,000 doctors and clinicians care for nearly 8 million patients annually across 450 practice locations and nine acute care specialties.
Vituity’s patient focus and commitment to clinical excellence are the driving forces that place us at the heart of better care. Our frontline clinicians and business leaders develop healthcare solutions that improve outcomes for patients and hospitals. Our innovation hub, Inflect Health identifies early-stage health-tech companies and facilitates a connection to physicians for testing and our charitable foundation, Vituity Cares, extends our reach into communities that are most affected by healthcare disparities.
Vituity is driven to continually transform healthcare through our collective passion for patients.