Only 18 percent of Hospital CEO’s are Women

February 4, 2013
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Women make up 73 percent of medical and health services managers, yet only 18 percent of hospital CEOs are women, according to a report from Rock Health entitled “Women in Healthcare”.

Women make up a majority of the healthcare workforce but are underrepresented as decision-makers.

Women make up 73 percent of medical and health services managers, yet only 18 percent of hospital CEOs are women, according to a report from Rock Health entitled “Women in Healthcare”.

Women make up a majority of the healthcare workforce but are underrepresented as decision-makers.

Women contribute ::

  • 47% of medical school graduates
  • 32% of physicians and surgeons
  • 14% of partners at healthcare venture capitalists
  •   4% of healthcare company CEOs

Biggest barriers to career advancement ::

  • 49% = Self-confidence
  • 45% = Time constraints
  • 43% = Ability to connect with senior leadership
  • 41% = Family obligations
  • 16% = Education/skills

Fact

+ A study published in the Journal of American Medicine showed that from a sample of 2,000 physicians, female physicians earned $12,000 less per year than their male counterparts, even after adjusting for specialty, academic rank, hours worked, publications, and leadership positions. (JAMA, 2012)

 

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