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Health Care Hall of Fame

Robert M. Cunningham Jr.
Inducted in 1991

Robert M. Cunningham Jr.
1909-1992
Inducted in 1991


Cunningham wrote extensively on healthcare, including several books, such as Hospitals, Doctors and Dollars and Wellness at Work. He was the editor of Modern Hospital magazine from 1951 to 1973 and editor of Modern Nursing Home from 1964 to 1973. Cunningham then helped launch Modern Healthcare magazine when the two publications were merged in 1973.

After retiring from Modern Healthcare in 1974, Cunningham became a consultant for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
A colleague of Cunningham’s at Modern Hospital once said that Cunningham “has enriched, if not enraged, a generation of healthcare officials who grumpily accept his scoffing and scolding, possibly because they understand that a man who can write so well can’t be all bad—or all wrong.”

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