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Women Taking Charge at Massachusetts Hospitals (Boston Globe)

December 7, 2011
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As of December 2011, women run one-fourth of the 111 hospitals licensed by the state of Massachusetts (excluding behavioral health and psychiatric facilities). In Katie Johnson’s Boston Globe article, Women take charge at Mass. hospitals, she reports that “across the country, about a quarter of hospitals are run by women, about the same percentage as in Massachusetts. But nationally, many of these hospitals are small, rural facilities, while in Massachusetts, women are in charge of world-class institutions, such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Boston Medical Center.” That is a higher percentage of women executives in healthcare than in Massachusetts’ 100 largest public companies, where there are currenlty only six women at the top.

To read more about how “in Massachusetts, the state’s progressive leanings have probably contributed to a culture that appears to be more open to women running prominent institutions”, click here>>

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