Millennial viewpoint: Tenure won't bring transformation 

Today's healthcare leaders need to move past millennial stereotypes and start empowering the next generation of leaders, according to an op-ed in STAT written by two millennials: Travis Bias, DO, a family medicine physician, and Ashley Ramirez, RN, a clinical specialist at Elemeno Health in Oakland, Calif., and advanced practice nurse at Sutter Health in Sacramento.

"Are our clinical leadership teams made up of the right people to push us towards this future? We don’t think so, at least not in their current forms," they write.  

Tenured leaders can bring experience to the table, but may be lacking in other areas, according to Dr. Bias and Ms. Ramirez. Leaders may say they want to hear the millennial viewpoint, but they may not do the hard work of listening, or they may be slow to change or take the risks needed to move the healthcare industry forward, they write. Dr. Bias and Ms. Ramirez called for more diversification of leaders in healthcare, to bring more new and different ideas to the table. 

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