Study: Few women CEOs head health systems

Women make up three-quarters of the health care workforce, yet, only five of the country’s 50 largest not-for-profit health systems were led by female chief executive officers (CEOs) in 2018. In 2018, which is the most recent for which salary data is available, female CEOs made 67 cents for every dollar earned by their male peers, leaving the highest paid female executive coming in 33rd behind 32 men in a ranking of executive salaries in the sector. Researchers attributed the disparity to a mix of conscious and unconscious biases and the slow pace of change. By 2020, the number of female CEOs had crept up to eight. (Modern Healthcare story, 6/26/20)