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Big gender gap persists in hospital C-suites

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Modern Healthcare reports that women represent  only 26 percent of hospital CEO positions, although they have about 75 percent of healthcare jobs (largely because most nurses are women). At Fortune 500 companies involved in healthcare, women have only  21 percent of executive jobs and 21 percent of board members.

The publication notes: This inequality at the C-suite level has gotten the attention of those healthcare organizations that are striving to improve the diversity of their leadership teams. Their efforts are helping women advance further along in their careers. But societal stereotypes and cultural norms continue to remain stubborn barriers standing in the way of faster progress, experts say. ”

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