Today's health system CEOs have full plates and many constituents to serve, while the stakes in the healthcare industry have been raised. "Can one person realistically be expected to capably handle so many things?" ask Witt/Kieffer's Andrew Chastain and WellStar Health System's Andrew Cox in the March issue of AHA's Trustee Magazine. "The answer is no, at least not without help. One solution is a chief of staff." The chief of staff position is fairly new in healthcare but, for good reason, is gaining traction, the authors note.
Read "Why a Healthcare CEO Needs a Chief of Staff."
Also, the two published an article in Hospitals & Health Networks further outlining the responsibilities of the position and sharing thoughts from WellStar Health System CEO Candice Saunders.
Read "How to Help a CEO in Need--Hire a Chief of Staff"