Advisory Board March 23, 2023

Although nurses make up a significant proportion of the healthcare workforce, they are rarely represented on hospital boards. Now, some providers are pushing for more nurses to be included in boardrooms, arguing that they provide a crucial perspective on care quality and patient experience, Alex Kacik writes for Modern Healthcare.

Nurses are rarely represented on hospital boards

For decades, hospital and health system boards have largely been dominated by experts with backgrounds in banking, wealth management, and corporate investment rather than clinicians. In fact, a recent study found almost half of the board members of the 15 U.S. News & World Report top-ranked hospitals had finance backgrounds compared to less than 15% who had clinical experience.

Among clinicians, nurses are...

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