30 most 'likable' healthcare CEOs

Timothy Ring, CEO of Murray Hill, N.J.-based Bard, topped Owler's 2017 "National CEO Likeability Study" of executives in the healthcare industry.

Owler, a community-based business insights platform, evaluated thousands of CEO reviews on its site. Its algorithm weighed reviews, with input from employees, followers, competitors and other stakeholders weighted differently.

The site focused on CEOs "leading notable companies located in cities with over 5,000 companies, regardless of size, and the sample set has been further reduced to include only companies that are actively updated and followed by the Owler Community."

Here are the top 30 most liked CEOs in the healthcare industry, as ranked by the study.

1. Timothy Ring, Murray Hill, N.J.-based Bard

2. Stanley Bergman, Melville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein

3. R. Milton Johnson, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare

4. Stephen Hemsley, Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group

5. Howard Messing, Westwood, Mass.-based Meditech

6. Joacim Lindoff, Sweden-based Getinge

7. Larry Renfro, Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum

8. Kevin Lobo, Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker

9. Roger Krone, Reston, Va.-based Leidos

10. Derek Newell, Mountain View, Calif.-based Jiff

11. Teruhisa Ueda, PhD, Kyoto, Japan-based Shimadzu

12. Omar Ishrak, Minneapolis-based Medtronic

13. Dr. Andreas Barner, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany-based Boehringer Ingelheim

14. George Barrett, Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health

15. Stefan Dräger, Lübeck, Germany-based Dräger

16. David Cordani, Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna

17. Michael Mahoney, Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific

18. Joe Kiani, Irvine, Calif.-based Masimo

19. John Noseworthy, MD, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic

20. Jose Almeida, Deerfield, Ill.-based Baxter

21. Frank Laukien, PhD, Billerica, Mass.-based Bruker

22. Shashank ND, Bangalore, India-based Practo

23. Neal Patterson, Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner

24. Miles White, Chicago-based Abbott

25. Mark Bertolini, Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna

26. Bruce Broussard, Louisville, Ky.-based Humana

27. James Park, San Francisco-based Fitbit

28. John Flannery, Little Chalfont, U.K. -based GE Healthcare

29. Larry Merlo, Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Health

30. Wayne Smith, Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems

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