The road to integration of hospitals and physicians has been a rocky one for many health care organizations. Failed attempts to integrate in the 1990s resulted from the realization that operating physician practices was very different from operating hospitals, leaving many health care providers wary of heading down the same road again.
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When Strategy Informs Structure: Successful Board Oversight of Physician Integration at Mercy Health
The Hospital System Board of Trustees Quality Committee shall meet quarterly in order to provide: Visibility and focus for the organization’s commitment to the delivery of high quality medical care; Oversight of quality and performance improvement initiatives across the Hospital System...
High-performing boards across the country have made great strides in enhancing their effectiveness and efficiency.
As health care field changes become more complex, savvy board and executive leaders are intentionally increasing the time that their boards spend in robust discussions of strategic challenges and opportunities.
Here are some of the questions that we as governance consultants hear most frequently about board committees.
In most professions, there are clear and relatively consistent pathways along one’s career continuum, as well as clearly defined experiential and educational requirements. Not so with health care governance staffing, which ranges from board support provided by a CEO’s assistant all the way to a comprehensive governance support staff led by a senior vice president/chief governance officer.
How well boards govern is influenced by a number of factors, among them, the knowledge and skills board members bring to their work.
Overall Roles and Responsibilities -The Governance Committee provides for the board’s effectiveness and continuing development.
The Quality Committee assists the board in overseeing and ensuring the quality of clinical care, patient safety, and customer service provided throughout the organization.
An increasing number of boards are moving away from having a standing committee on strategic planning. They reason that the entire board should understand and have a role in major decisions about the organization’s strategic direction, programs and services.
The following is intended to be an example that boards should adapt to meet their individual needs. This self-assessment tool will provide you an opportunity to evaluate our committee’s performance and contributions.
Working committees are the engine that powers effective boards. As their responsibilities increase, boards depend on their committees to engage in careful analysis and oversight of the organizationʼs performance plus a thorough vetting of recommendations before they are submitted to the full board. When committees do their job well and make concise reports to the board, they free up time to use full board meetings for education and open discussion on important strategic and policy issues.
The Audit and Corporate Compliance Committee recommends policies and processes to the board related to...
SAMPLE COMMITTEE CHARTER: EXECUTIVE EVALUATION AND COMPENSATION COMMITTEE Overall Roles and Responsibilities