While healthcare is an undoubtedly female-dominated industry, women are not being represented proportionally on healthcare companies' executive teams—not by a longshot. According to a report from Oliver Wyman, women make up only one-third of senior leaders at healthcare companies and only 13 percent of the industry’s CEOs. In fact, not a single woman holds the role of CEO of a Fortune 500 healthcare company.
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Becoming a healthcare administrator means learning the ins and outs of HR, management, policy-making, staffing, scheduling, budgeting, and medical records systems. As the American populace ages, nursing homes, retirement homes, hospitals, clinics, and research facilities will need expert healthcare administrators to oversee complicated daily operations.
Typical tasks like optimizing budgets and managing staff may seem like the work of a corporate director, but in behavioral health, the product is something practically invaluable: treatment that empowers people to live their lives in a peaceful and self-sufficient manner.
Every game needs a set of rules. Industry regulations ensure a safe and equitable playing field for all involved participants. But these types of rules are far more complex than those found in an NFL game, and that’s why organizations operating in regulated areas hire experts specifically tasked with regulatory adherence.
This is a profession that’s part sexy and part technical. It’s about the human perception of self, but sometimes it’s also about aesthetic enhancements. One minute you could be talking tummy-tucks, and the next you could be outlining treatments that can give a burn victim their smile back.
According to February 2019 poll, over 70 percent of Americans want some form of universal healthcare, but the way such a plan would be enacted remains divisive. The main conflicts center around cost, care, and complexity.
Public health administrators aren’t interested in profit. They’re interested in building a healthier, happier community. And they do it not through sheer idealism, but through a mix of keen organizational skills, well-crafted communication, and clever campaign management.
Taking proactive steps to address individual and institutional shortcomings, gender equity in healthcare leadership can be achieved and can provide economic and social health benefits for everyone in the United States.
Hospice administrators oversee the operations of a hospice agency. While a nursing home or a long-term care facility will focus on patient longevity, hospice services are provided to people who are believed to be in their last six months of life.