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On-Demand Educational Webinars
Webinar Getting the Most Out of Philanthropy: How to Reinvent the Foundation Board Health care organizations have a strategic opportunity to reposition philanthropy—also known voluntary charitable giving— to be a sustainable and growing revenue resource with an exceptional return on investment.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Webinar Leadership and Board Continuity: The Keys to Lasting Organizational Performance  
Trustee Articles
Hospitals large and small recognize the value of special protocols and services for older patients who seek emergency care.
Trustee Articles
Latest findings point to several positive trends and opportunities for improving governance structures, practices and performance. The report includes expert commentary and discussion questions for board reflection.
Board and Committee Charters
An effective board chair/CEO relationship is essential to support governance excellence and begins with a clear understanding of individual and shared accountabilities. Dallas-based Methodist Health System defines these accountabilities in a board chair/CEO compact (shown below) that is used as both an orientation resource for new board chairs and a touchstone for ongoing evaluation of this critical relationship.
Videos
The six videos and discussion guide included in this resource are designed to provide trustees with an overview of population health strategies, the foundational capabilities that health care leaders are using to redesign care, the importance of developing new partnerships, as well as specific actions for how trustees can participate with their organization’s leadership team to advance health within their community.
Videos
The four video modules, discussion guide and self-assessment tool illustrate the important role that trustees play in the journey to improve patient care. They serve as a tool for all trustees to use as they work towards the goals of improving quality within their organizations and improving the health of their patients and communities they serve.
Videos
This series of brief videos and accompanying board discussion questions features prominent health care governance experts offering advice on key issues that boards need to address in this rapidly changing health care environment.
Evaluations and Assessments
Doing your duty is not just about success; it is also about actively engaging in practices that promote good governance. Take this quiz to review and reflect on how your board compares with governance best practices.
Trustee Articles
Fulfilling duties includes actively engaging in practices that promote good governance. A review of best practices enables the board to reflect on opportunities for improvement.
Trustee Articles
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.
Trustee Articles
What is the board’s role in shaping culture? Several health care leaders offer advice that reflects the diversity of their experiences.
Trustee Articles
Oversight of an employed physician network is a new and evolving role for your board. Focus on five key issues, and adopt three best practices, to help the network succeed.
Trustee Articles
An external review of workplace operations produces a Leadership Letter with observations and recommendations for continuous improvement, followed by open discussion among the board, CEO and top management.
Evaluations and Assessments
To understand how the organization really functions on a day-to-day basis, boards need to gauge the hospital’s work life and its efficacy. Board responsibilities include: (a) understanding the hospital’s operating model and whether it actually performs in that mode, how critical decisions are made, and the hospital’s ability to recognize its own problems and “self-correct”; and (b) ensuring that it happens.
Dashboards/Scorecards
By tracking outcomes, the committee can ensure that the program operates consistently with the established philosophy and that areas requiring attention are readily identified. When combined with comprehensive tally sheets and affirmation that all executive compensation arrangements are fully disclosed to the committee, there is a comprehensive baseline underlying the committee’s deliberations.
Evaluations and Assessments
As health care organizations face a number of emerging challenges, the compensation committee of the not-for- profit hospital and health system board is well served to review and update the executive compensation program periodically.
Trustee Articles
As hospitals and health systems realign their strategic objectives, executive compensation programs must evolve to support the organization's mission. Your board's compensation committee should determine if corresponding actions or updates are necessary.
Trustee Articles
Philanthropy can drive innovative initiatives to address social, economic, educational and quality of life issues in the community.
Trustee Articles
The seismic forces currently roiling health care present boards with a new set of profoundly consequential strategic options. These often involve significant risk, major mission shifts, and challengingly short windows of opportunity.