DispatchHealth’s Melanie Plaksin Named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top Emerging Leaders


Chicago, IL and Denver, CO | March 19, 2022-DispatchHealth Vice President of Patient, Provider & Partner Experience, Melanie Plaksin, is among Modern Healthcare’s 2022 class of Top Emerging Leaders. Modern Healthcare, the leader in healthcare business news, research, and data, annually honors emerging leaders aged 40 or under who have made significant contributions in innovation and financial, operational, and clinical excellence early in their careers.

“Fresh perspectives, adaptability, and strategic thinking are crucial to the advancement of healthcare, especially when ideas about care delivery and patient needs are rapidly changing. This year’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders—all age 40 and under—are already leading with impact at hospitals and health systems, insurers, tech startups, and more,” noted Modern Healthcare Publisher Fawn Lopez. “We congratulate and thank them for their accomplishments and contributions to our great industry.”

“When I hired Melanie seven years ago as one of the first non-clinical employees of DispatchHealth, I knew I was getting someone with relentless drive, passion and the ability to think outside the box to push our organization forward” said DispatchHealth Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Riddleberger. “Plaksin has been instrumental in helping to write the book and is leading the trend of pushing high acuity care into the home nationwide - a movement that has demonstrated the power to save the country billions of dollars and address the cost of medicine.” In 2021 alone, DispatchHealth has saved $275 million medical dollars with a patient NPS of 95 which are critical in achieving the quadruple aim. Riddleberger adds, “She is without question the picture of an emerging leader in healthcare and beyond.”

About the award, Plaksin says she is honored to be named among an impressive list of healthcare innovators and thrilled for the spotlight on the valuable work happening at DispatchHealth. She adds, “Bringing the power of the hospital to the comfort of home is revolutionary. To be recognized as a leader in this important emerging space is gratifying.”

This year’s honorees are profiled in the March 21 issue of MH magazine and online at Modernhealthcare.com/awards/top-25-emerging-leaders-2022

Contact for information or questions on the Top Emerging Leaders recognition program:

Carly Rick at Carly.rick@modernhealthcare.com.