Women still have a long way to go in healthcare leadership, but in Jackson County, Michigan, they are breaking down barriers. Most of the leaders of healthcare organizations in Jackson County are female, which is quite a contrast to the rest of the nation. Certain hospitals elsewhere are trying to promote the retention and advancement of women in their healthcare organizations. Fierce Healthcare cites an example from Stanford School of Medicine that offers unpaid leave for a year after childbirth or adoption, yearly stipends for childcare and on-site childcare as incentives to staying.
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