Minorities, women and physicians: 3 trends in hospital leadership

There are some surprising trends in U.S. hospital and healthcare leadership, according to Forbes

Here are three leadership trends identified by Forbes.

1. The American Hospital Association's National Healthcare Governance Study shows an estimated 47 percent of nonprofit hospital governing boards had no racial or ethnic minorities in 2013.

2. Less than 30 percent of hospital and health system C-suite hires in 2014 were women. Additionally, a study by the Women's Leadership Center in the Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business showed compensation for female executives was, on average, 35 percent lower than their male counterparts.

3. Physicians accounted for 14 percent of C-suite hires in 2013, an uptick from previous years. 


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