Rupert Evans has resigned as president and chief executive officer at the Institute for Diversity in Health Management to finish a doctorate in health administration and teach. Evans, 53, joined the institute more than five years ago. He will step down Friday. "I think I have done as much as I could here," he said, citing growth in the institute's publications and education, mentoring and recruiting programs. "There's still work that needs to be done," Evans said. "We have seen incremental change in the field." Kim Byas, an American Hospital Association regional executive, will lead the institute until a new CEO is selected. The institute is sponsored by the American Hospital Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association of Health Service Executives, the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives and the Catholic Health Association. A report issued Monday said a lack of racial diversity in healthcare professions is a critical problem demanding "swift, large-scale change." Read Modern Healthcare's coverage of the report at modernhealthcare.com. -- by Melanie Evans
Diversity institute chief Evans resigns to teach
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