Susan DeVore, president and CEO of the Premier healthcare alliance
MH: Does being a woman leader in healthcare today bring any special strengths to this kind of transformation that the healthcare sector is trying to negotiate right now?
DeVore: I think all diversity is an asset, and if it’s a different way of thinking, a different way of looking, a different way of solving a problem. The more you can bring all of that together and you can agree and disagree and try things, I think all that works. And so, maybe women are more open to all that collaboration and the messiness of trying to figure things out in a collaborative partnering way. But I actually value the differences and opinions everywhere I go, and to me it doesn’t matter where they come from or who they come from.