Hospital CEO turnover down 33% in 2019

The number of hospital CEOs who left their roles in 2019 is 31, down nearly 33 percent from the 46 who left within the same time last year, according to a report by executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Hospital CEOs are leaving at a lower rate compared to those in the healthcare and products industry, which saw CEO turnover increase year over year. In 2019, 66 healthcare/product CEOs left their positions year-to-date, up about 29 percent from 51 in the same period last year.

To date across all industries, 253 CEOs — or 40.4 percent — left to take another position within their company, usually as a chairperson or another C-level role. Fifty-four CEOs found new positions in other companies, while 178 retired. Eight CEOs reportedly left amid scandals so far this year.

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