African American Leadership in Rural Hospitals

Ruby Kirby is a proud and accomplished member of a small club — African American women who are CEOs of rural hospitals. The 2022 recipient of the AHA’s Rural Hospital Leadership Team Award, Kirby is CEO of both Bolivar and Camden hospitals. In this episode, she discusses what has worked in improving quality and equity in rural health, and how her team is mentoring younger African American women for future leadership positions.