Who Should Manage Hospitals? MDs, MBAs, or RNs?
The Clip: A Study on Hospital Leadership
- "A study published in 2011 examined CEOs in the top-100 best hospitals...A simple question was asked: are hospitals ranked more highly when they are led by medically trained doctors or non-MD professional managers?
- Short Answer? Yes
- "The analysis showed that hospital quality scores are approximately 25% higher in physician-run hospitals than in manager-run hospitals".
- Link to original article: https://hbr.org/2016/12/why-the-best-hospitals-are-managed-by-doctors
Who do you think make the best leaders in your organizations? Should a hospital be run by an MD or an MBA? Where do nurse leaders fit in the corporate hierarchy?