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TURNOVER: Hospital CEO turnover rate was 18 percent again in 2015

The American College of Healthcare Executives keeps track of hospital CEO turnover rates nationally and by state.

The highest turnover rate nationally was in 2013 at 20 percent.  2014 was still high at 18 percent. New statistics show that in 2015, the national rate was again 18 percent.

In 2015, the states with the highest hospital CEO turnover rates were:

  • Missouri (30 percent)
  • District of Columbia (29 percent)
  • Alaska (28 percent)
  • Nevada (27 percent)
  • Oregon (26 percent)

According to the (Sandler, 2015) article, tenure is currently about four years where, in the past, CEOs would serve for 10 or 15 years.


Hospital CEO turnover by state: Ranked by chief executive turnover percentage in 2015. (2016, Mar. 21). Modern Healthcare, 46(12), 34.  Click here for publisher’s website: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160319/DATA/500035818

Hospital CEO turnover rate by state; and, Sandler, M. (2015, Dec. 14). Hospital CEO turnover stays high in pressured climate. Modern Healthcare, 45(50), 34-35. Click here: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20151212/MAGAZINE/312129994  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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