National Healthcare Leadership Survey


The goal of the NCHL’s National Health Leadership Survey is to enable hospitals and healthcare systems to compare their leadership development efforts with evidence‐based best practices, to benchmarks their leadership practices in twelve different leadership dimensions, and to monitor improvements over time. It also enables NCHL to evaluate the rate of adoption of evidence‐based leadership best practices in the field and to study the relationship of adoption of specific leadership practices to organizational performance.

NCHL rolled out its Leadership Survey in 2007, 2010, 2014, and most recently in 2016. We used the 2014 results from a total of 103 hospitals and health systems to recognize 19 Best Organizations in Leadership Development (BOLD). With support from Cielo Healthcare in 2016, a new group of hospitals and health systems will be recognized at the 2016 BOLD organizations. Our hope is to stimulate national awareness of leadership best practices and the importance of leadership development in achievement of organizational performance goals, stimulate the adoption of leadership best practices in the field, and build recognition of those that are adopting best practices as role model organizations.

To learn more about the National Health Leadership Survey, contact Chelsea Johnson at or 312-563-6356.