The American Hospital Association (AHA) and its Physician Alliance recently released a guide
to help hospital and health system leaders prioritize and support a robust succession planning program for their organization, based on challenges and opportunities identified by their peers.
Succession planning is the process of identifying the critical positions within your organization and developing action plans for individuals to assume those positions. Taking a holistic view of current and future goals, this type of preparation ensures that you have the right people in the right jobs today and in the years to come.
“Particularly over the last two plus years, succession planning may have struggled to garner leadership attention amidst significant challenges associated with the pandemic,” the guide notes. “But given the talent shortages, turnover and retirements, the talent landscape in health care is rapidly shifting and efforts are needed to consider and plan for the future of leadership.”
The guide was produced in partnership with talent management firm STS.