In a recent issue of Trustee magazine, Kelvin Westbrook, chair of BJC Healthcare in St. Louis, said advice he was given long ago still resonates with him -- and with us as we read the story: If there isn't a diversity of shoes around a decision-making table, you probably don't have a diversity of backgrounds and will get a narrower perspective on a problem.
It's an interesting note in an article that Furst Group sponsors as part of the "Change Agents" series. You can check it out by clicking on the link below:
On a similar note, watch for the Feb. 15 issue of Modern Healthcare for the announcement of the 2016 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare, as well as the new up-and-comers category, People to Watch. We've been proud to sponsor the awards for many years and believe in championing healthcare organizations that recognize that diversity is essential to governance. Click below to access our whitepaper on diversity: