City of Hope President Annette Walker Recognized Among Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Annette Walker, president, City of Hope Orange County, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019’s 100 Most Influential People. This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors individuals 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 is Walker’s first time on this list. She shares the industry’s highest honor alongside Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump, and others.

“The honorees chosen this year by Modern Healthcare and our readers are those who were fearless in their risky strategies and unapologetic in their rationale,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor, Modern Healthcare.

Walker is a visionary health care leader recognized for designing and executing enterprise-wide transformation for some of the country’s largest health organizations. She currently leads the development of a 21st-century Orange County campus for City of Hope, named by U.S. News & World Report as the best cancer hospital in California. In her role, Walker is realizing an extraordinary vision to transform American cancer care by building a $1 billion world-class cancer center and network of unparalleled scale. The unprecedented initiative, part of City of Hope’s commitment to eradicating cancer, will bring breakthrough research, highly specialized treatment, phase I-II clinical trials, and early detection and prevention closer to home for Orange County’s 3.2 million residents.

City of Hope is a Leaders Circle sponsor of the Greater Irvine Chamber.

The full list of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People is available at

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