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Non-medical hospital managers

Non-medical hospital managers

From the 1980s hospitals were managed by non-medical people with business backgrounds. Before then senior doctors took on managerial roles. Waikato District Health Board chief executive officer Craig Climo, shown here talking to a member of the medical staff at Taumarunui Hospital, has a masters degree in business administration.

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Linda Bryder, 'Hospitals - Challenges to hospital care', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Linda Bryder, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 13 Jun 2018, updated 1 Jul 2022