Succession Planning

Aug 1, 2022
Proper hiring of people at all levels needs to be done with a focus on succession planning. Hiring should not be done in a vacuum and must weigh the short- and long-term departmental and broader organizational needs. Leaders need to surround themselves with others whose skills complement their own.
Jun 11, 2018
A huge transformation of the health care sector is underway, and it’s having a big impact on hospitals and health systems. Many organizations are expanding outpatient services and enhancing the patient experience. In this emerging model, hospitals and systems are deploying digital technology…
Apr 9, 2018
A health care organization’s strategic planning involves the board in a number of important activities. But how many boards have considered CEO succession planning to be one of them? For many reasons, the success of an organization’s strategy depends on the quality of its process for…
Jan 8, 2018
Ensuring that an organization has consistent and effective leadership at the top is a principal board responsibility. It includes a continual planning process for meaningful leadership succession that will ensure a seamless and successful transition from one executive leader to another.
Jan 8, 2018
Rural hospitals and health systems often face a leadership Catch-22: They need strong leaders to overcome the well-documented challenges facing rural health care — limited resources and dwindling populations, for example — but struggle to recruit strong leaders because of these…
Sep 11, 2017
One thing that we all know is certain is change. Hospitals and health systems are adapting delivery models and strategies to remain viable for their communities. As more and more baby boomers retire, health care is undergoing a major demographic shift that is reshaping insurance coverage,…
Sep 11, 2017
When Shafiq Rab agreed to become chief information officer and senior vice president of Rush University Medical Center late last year, the Chicago hospital snagged a leader in the use of mobile health care technology to engage patients.
Jan 9, 2017
The most crucial time in an organization’s life is the transition from one CEO to another. But while considerable time and attention are given to the mission and vision of a company, this often isn't the case with CEO-transition planning. Such planning is particularly needed in…
Nov 7, 2016
Trustee talking points Although millennials increasingly fill the workforce, they’re not filling the health care leadership ranks at the pace of previous generations. They also tend to move from job to job more than employees have done in the past. Something similar is true at…
Nov 7, 2016
As hospitals and health systems assess how they can attract and retain millennials in their operations, hospital boards are asking the same question.