2021 offers an opportunity for healthcare leaders to build on last year’s momentum for social justice, and take decisive action to assure diversity within their organizations. In this issue of the Kaufman Hall Report, Kaufman Hall Chair Ken Kaufman discusses insights from the circumstances that enabled Becky Hammon to become the first woman to act as head coach during an NBA regular-season game, and the promotion of Kim Ng as General Manager for the Miami Marlins.

Both cases present vital lessons on what is required to ensure that women and people of color are placed in the most senior leadership positions responsible for making the most important decisions. Also included in the Winter 2021 Kaufman Hall Report:

  • Highlights from Kaufman Hall’s annual report, 2020 M&A in Review: COVID-19 as Catalyst for Transformation
  • Key steps for successful merger integration, including insights from the Virtua Health and Lourdes Health System merger
  • Five best practices for building resiliency to help your organization navigate an uncertain future
  • A look at how the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors affected year-end 2020 performance for U.S. hospitals, health systems, and physician groups

The issue also has information on Kaufman Hall’s Healthcare Leadership Conference: Continuing the Conversation webinar series featuring some of the nation’s foremost healthcare leaders, including upcoming speakers and how to register.