How dare you? I just finished reading, By the Numbers, the December 2008 supplement to Modern Healthcare (p. 34), and I am outraged. Your list of the top corporate executives excludes the chief nursing officer.
We are not corporate department executives who rank below a chief privacy officer or any other executive. CNOs are responsible for the patient care of an entire hospital, or system, and are a recognized leader not only on the senior team but also in the boardroom. We are usually responsible for almost 50% of a hospitals labor budget and most CNOs are astute business managers as well.
Please, the next time you decide to compare executive compensation (or any other type of comparison), include the CNO. If they dont already sit at the senior leadership table, then they should.
Senior vice president and
chief nursing officer
Akron (Ohio) General Medical Center