The pressures on today's healthcare executives are perhaps greater than ever. The needs seem to multiply, and the rules seem to change monthly. Yet what is heartening is seeing how many leaders are still accepting the challenge—and how more organizations are making it imperative that their leaders reflect the communities they serve.
It is no secret that opportunities allowing diverse executives to grow and to make an impact need to expand. And as an industry, we need to increase leadership-development programs to identify and challenge up-and-coming executives of all backgrounds. But as a leading executive search firm exclusively focused on healthcare, we have also seen how retaining those executives can sometimes get overlooked once the candidate has joined an organization.