Under Binder’s leadership as president of the Leapfrog Group, a not-for-profit focused on improving safety and quality in hospitals, Leapfrog launched the Hospital Safety Score, which assigns letter grades to hospitals across the country. She has also led initiatives to eliminate early elective deliveries, central line-associated bloodstream infections and promote safe use of health technology. Though great progress has been made, “I’d like to see the full engagement of consumers and purchasers in demanding safety,” she says. Before joining Leapfrog, Binder, 52, held several roles, including serving as a senior policy adviser to New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and handling policy communications for the National League for Nursing.
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For women who aspire to healthcare's executive-level roles, advanced education and the willingness to take risks may not be enough. Surveys of corporate leadership and healthcare management point to a continued, though narrowing, disparity of women to men in leadership roles.
Welcoming women executives to your leadership team is a prudent thing to do because a diversity of opinions and experiences can make your organization only stronger.
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To select Modern Healthcare's sixth biennial list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare, sponsored by Furst Group, the magazine started with more than 200 nominations submitted between Dec. 15, 2014, and the Feb. 6 deadline.
See a text list of the Top 25 Woment in Healthcare 2015, listed in alphabetical order.
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