Think women in health care and you probably think of nurses, nurse practitioners and doctors. You probably don’t think CEOs and there’s a good reason for that: Female CEOs are few and far between in the field. A study published in November 2021 in JAMA Network Open, a monthly open-access medical journal published by the American Medical Association, found that only 15% of CEOs in the U.S. health care industry were women. At the University of Maryland Medical System, however, women lead four of the system’s 12 hospitals.
One-third of UMMS hospitals now led by women
March 21, 2022