Hospital CEO turnover fell to 14% in 2002, the lowest level since 1994, according to annual data from the American College of Healthcare Executives. Turnover among CEOs was 15% in 2001 and 17% in 2000. "We are pleased that we are seeing a decrease in CEO turnover nationally, but turnover is still too high in many states," said ACHE President and CEO Thomas Dolan. Hawaii and New Mexico, for example, reported particularly high CEO turnover -- 28.7% among about 30 hospitals in Hawaii and 23.6% among about 50 hospitals in New Mexico. On the other end of the spectrum, Maryland, with about 75 hospitals, reported no CEO turnover in 2002. Delaware and Rhode Island, which each have 12 hospitals, also reported no turnover in 2002, the ACHE said. -- by Patrick Reilly
Hospital CEO turnover falls in 2002: report
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