Hospital CEOs should be vetted more thoroughly

A hospital CEO was fired for not disclosing his prior crimes.

Roy Poses suggests that CEOs have as much, if not more, influence than physicians in health care. Doctors go through exhaustive licensing and credentialing procedures.

Hospital executives are placed in positions of similar authority, and should be vetted just as thoroughly:

Leaders of health care organizations, from hospitals to drug companies, have as much if not more influence over health care, and hence the health and safety of patients as do doctors. Yet there are no requirements that leaders of health care organizations have any particular educational background, knowledge, commitment to health care values, or, for that matter, that they have not committed crimes.

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