Top Issues Confronting Hospitals

Learn what the top challenges confronting U.S. community hospitals are, based on ACHE's annual survey.


ACHE's most recent Top Issues Confronting Hospitals Survey identified the following top challenges for hospitals in 2019

Financial challenges again ranked No. 1 on the list of hospital CEOs’ top concerns in 2019, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives’ annual survey of top issues confronting hospitals. Personnel shortages ranked second. Behavioral health/addiction issues ranked third in only its second year on the survey, up from fifth last year.

“While the financial climate continues to be a challenge, leaders remain dedicated to ensuring an expert workforce is well prepared to meet the expanded needs of patients and communities,” says Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of ACHE.

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