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The Role of the Board Chair

On-Demand Educational Webinars
Feb 14, 2019
This webinar outlines key questions for boards to ask and approaches to take to clarify an explicit role and job description for the board chair.

Accelerating Progress Through Leadership Integration

Trustee Articles
Feb 14, 2019
Sustainable change requires a strategy to align improvement efforts and act on the interdependencies of four performance domains.

Streamlining the Credentialing and Privileging Process

Trustee Articles
Jun 4, 2019
The legal authority to approve, limit or deny provider credentials and privileges is a fundamental board responsibility. Organizations that centralize and standardize this process are better prepared to meet the field’s many changes and challenges.

Accreditation: What Boards Need to Know

Trustee Articles
Jan 1, 2017
Voluntary accreditation is considered to be an important symbol of a hospital’s commitment to high-quality, safe care. Some consumers look for accreditation when choosing a hospital. Many health care professionals believe it is an important indicator of the commitment to quality and safety they are looking for when choosing a place to practice.

A New Framework for Working with Patient and Family Advisers

May 11, 2015
Boards have a keen interest in quality, and they are helping their hospitals and systems to implement a variety of improvement strategies.

Transforming Care Delivery to Focus on Patient Outcomes: Why Boards Matter

Trustee Articles
Jan 1, 2012
In the publication, authors Joshi and Horak state that hospital trustees support hospitals’ fundamental missions to improve the health of the community. In a climate of growing concerns about the quality of health care and the amount we pay for it, trustees are called upon to oversee the transformation of the culture of the organization.

The Key Role of Trustees in Nurse Retention

Jan 21, 2021
Engaging and retaining nursing staff can help drive organizational performance, including improving patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.

Competency-Based Governance Toolkit

Trustee Articles
Jan 1, 2010
The role of a health care organization trustee gets more complicated and more sophisticated every day. Pressures are increasing simultaneously for higher quality, lower cost, more transparency and accountability, and use of evolving and evermore expensive technology.

Credentialing, Privileging and the Engaged Board

Trustee Articles
Sep 6, 2019
Education, preparation and collegiality can empower physician and lay member trustees to make fair and thoroughly vetted decisions.

Board Leadership in Challenging Times

Mar 18, 2021
Carolyn F. Scanlan, vice chair of Penn Medicine Lancaster (Pa.) General Health, discusses how governing boards can best address some of the challenges ahead in 2021.