excerpt from modern healthcare:
while it is top-heavy in reimbursement and regulation, the list also reflects the industry's increased preoccupation in recent years with two other vital issues--workforce shortages and quality improvement.
led by barbara blakeney, president of the washington-based american nurses association, who ranked no. 34, the 100 most powerful list features three well-recognized nursing officials who are on the frontlines of a national staffing crisis that has captured the rapt attention of the entire industry....
100 most powerful people in healthcare
54. mary foley, past president, american nurses association, washington
81. rose ann demoro, executive director, california nurses association, oakland ( who is not a nurse, but labor ceo)
three nursing healthcare leaders out of 100, no wonder no power!
need to continue to grow our own so this new list will change significantly by10 years time.