Hospital chief executive officer turnover remained nearly unchanged in 2005 at 15%, up slightly from 14% a year earlier, annual research from the American College of Healthcare Executives shows.
The CEO turnover rate has hovered between 14% and 16% since 2001, according to the data, which are adjusted for interim and acting CEOs. The ACHE, based in Chicago, calculated the turnover rate using American Hospital Association information from 4,546 hospitals.
The ACHE cited Delaware as the state with the highest turnover rate (40%); followed by New Mexico and the District of Columbia (29%); Wyoming (28%); and Florida (25%). Nevada reported the least turnover (0%); followed by South Carolina and Iowa (6%); Maine (7%); and West Virginia (8%). (To find out more, read today's Modern Healthcare). -- by Melanie Evans