Hospitals recruit new CEOs from outside healthcare sector

Recruitment of hospital chiefs will focus more in the coming years on executives with finance experience and may not necessarily give preference to those who have even worked in the healthcare sector, according to a new poll by Black Book Rankings. The poll of human resource executives suggest that as many as two-thirds of hospital CEOs hired next year will have non-healthcare backgrounds. "An outside hire will not have developed hospital management skills from within or understand an organization's unwritten rules at first, but that's not a bad thing either as more hospitals face fresh ideas to avoid bankruptcy, expedite smoother consolidations, conquer payment reform and productivity issues," said Doug Brown, Black Book's managing partner. Read the full report at FierceHealthcare.