Helping Boards Achieve and Demonstrate Accountability

By John R. Combes, Mary K. Totten, Lawrence D. Prybil

With health reform comes increased demand for transparency about organizational performance and accountability. While most hospital and health system senior leaders realize this, board members, surprisingly, may not. As such, boards must have a clear understanding of their accountability to the organization’s stakeholders in order to govern effectively. Helping the board understand, demonstrate and monitor the fulfillment of its accountability is one of the most important ways CEOs can support good governance.

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