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Help wanted: Hospital CEO. Must have steel backbone. : In a tumultuous era, health system boards are staring down a wave of retirements

Apr 03, 2017 - Crain's Chicago Business

It's not the easiest time to run a hospital. Health care is changing at a breakneck pace. A political war is raging over federal health laws-something that would affect the budget of every hospital chief. Plus, mergers have everyone in a frenzy. After all, hospital CEOs don't like to sit idle while their rivals get bigger and stronger.

Not the most appealing pitch to job candidates.

Chicago-area executive boards are staring down a wave of retirements, including two by year's end, and...