The IHF CEO Circle is the premier professional network for senior healthcare executives worldwide. The CEO Circle offers, in a confidential and trusting environment, a platform for the exchange of ideas and the opportunity to share advice and concerns through connecting with peers.

As the CEO of an IHF organization, the IHF CEO Circle will provide for you this truly unique opportunity to regularly meet, with other international CEOs to:

  • discuss concerns of mutual interest and impact
  • Enjoy exclusive educational events with world renowned healthcare and business leaders
  • promote quality improvement though sharing of best practices
  • participate in and have primary access to leading edge research design and implementation
  • exclusive on-line access and information exchange
  • unparalleled networking opportunities and relationship development

Global Collaborative

2018 Mentoring Program

The balance between staying abreast of healthcare innovation and dealing with day-to-day organizational issues is a challenge for all CEOs, particularly those in smaller organizations with fewer resources. The IHF CEO Circle is a unique platform for collaboration, which can not only help leaders address this knowledge gap, but also, a most important create a lasting and meaningful network of associates and colleagues. The ability to share triumphs and failures to colleagues within the IHF CEO Circle may foster an unparalleled environment in which CEOs are able to share expertise as well as build upon their own successes.

Connecting CEOs from different markets, cultures, backgrounds and governmental oversight, sharing information on how to effectively run an efficient hospital, develop quality metrics, create new products and network, we seek to accomplish this, with the implementation of the IHF CEO Circle Mentoring Program.

As this program grows in scope and intensity, we also envision fostering an educational component of the Mentor Program. The IHF will be offering webinars, teleconferences, networking events, panel discussions and other social initiatives exclusively for our mentorship program participants.


To assist in fully understanding how we can create the most benefit possible with this program, the IHF will start by disseminating a survey regarding the mentorship program. This survey will assess each participants familiarity with mentorship programs and assigned roles of mentors/mentees.

The IHF will conduct this program in succinct steps over the course of three years to optimize the effectiveness of the mentorship program.

  • 2018 MP will be launched during the World Hospital Congress in Brisbane 2018. Throughout the course of the first year we will evaluate the ongoing pairings and potentially propose additions or changes to the program.
  • 2019 Our findings will then be presented at the World Hospital Congress in Oman in the fall of 2019
  • 2020 A first outcome report on developments of the program will be presented at the World Hospital Congress in Barcelona in 2020.

2016 Best Practices

In 2016 we have created a networking collaborative for sharing best practices and finding solutions to common challenges CEOs have to face. More than 60 CEOs from 21 Countries participated in the online survey to investigate the greatest challenges faced by CEOs of hospitals and healthcare facilities. Outcomes of this work have been reported in the "Priorities for Hospital CEOs-White Paper"

Experience the benefits of joining the IHF CEO Circle today!



Membership is limited to Chief Executives in charge of IHF Member healthcare service delivery organizations. There is no additional cost for your membership in the CEO Circle.


The values of the IHF CEO Circle are:

  • Confidentiality and trust
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Exclusivity
  • Continual Learning