The healthcare industry continues to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including caregiver burnout, staff shortages and financial challenges. But even during the worst of the crisis, clinical leaders found ways to adapt, innovate and focus on the true bottom line: the patient.
Honorees on this year’s list of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives are perfect examples of such resilience. They represent a diverse group focused on strengthening their organizations and transforming healthcare, whether it’s by implementing virtual services, using artificial intelligence to improve clinical processes, or expanding hospitals’ reach through collaboration with local partners.
They’re using their roles to boost caregiver well-being, find new approaches to address the social determinants of health, and make care in their communities more accessible and equitable. They also have opportunities to bring some equity to their own ranks by increasing the number of clinical executives with nursing backgrounds.