Surprising Hospital Leadership Trends
Our nation’s demographics have intensely shifted over the past two decades. However, there is still a lack of representation of minority leadership in our nation’s hospitals. Read more about three surprising leadership trends in the United States below.
- According to the American Hospital Association’s National Healthcare Governance Study, “47% of not-for-profit hospital governing boards had no racial or ethnic minorities in 2013.” A shocking 9 out of 10 members are Caucasian, which has remained unchanged since 2011. Now more than ever, diversity initiatives have to be a top priority among hospitals to guarantee minorities are rightfully represented.
- In 2014, women only made up 28% of hospital and health system c-suite hires. Additionally, compensation for female executives is on average 35% lower than their male counterparts. While the study claims that women typically have a greater sense of satisfaction than men because they feel their work is contributing to society, compensation still is a critical component.
- According to a 2013 study, physicians made up 14% of c-suite hires. This trend is not too surprising as the emphasis on clinical quality continues to be a major goal for hospitals.
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