Layoffs, disaster recovery put hospital CEOs to the test

Workforce reductions, unwinding partnerships and keeping hospitals open during natural disasters are among the most trying experiences hospital CEOs have had to face. In an interview with Becker's Hospital Review, 12 healthcare leaders from across the country discussed these challenges and how they overcame them. For example, Joel T. Allison, currently the CEO of Dallas-based Baylor Health System and Baylor Scott & White Health, told the publication that he faced his toughest challenge early in his career when he met with the 200 employees he had to layoff. Although it was one of the hardest days of his professional career, Allison said that the workforce reduction kept that hospital financially viable and allowed hundreds of other employees to keep their jobs. Article