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executive demographics, executive educational requirements, executive retirements, leadership development



  1. Collins, Sandra K. MBA, ABD
  2. Matthews, Eric P. PhD, RT(R), (CV), (MR)
  3. McKinnies, Richard C. MSEd, RT(R)(T)
  4. Collins, Kevin S. MSEd, RT(R)(T), CMD
  5. Jensen, Steven C. PhD


A study was conducted to determine if workforce demographics of chief executive officers within hospitals in the United States were changing. It sought to analyze the retirement patterns and the current gender mix of chief executive officers in hospital settings within the United States. It also sought to capture the perspectives of those in top-level executive positions in regard to the educational requirements of future health care executives.