Sample Board Chair Selection Process Guideline

Note:The following is intended to be an example that boards should adapt to meet their individual needs.


It is in the interests of the hospital that there be succession planning and a smooth transition in the office of the chair.


The incoming chair shall:

  • Be a current member of the board;
  • Be approved by the board one year prior to the conclusion of the current board chair’s term; and,
  • Serve as a vice chair until the commencement of his or her own term as chair.


The Governance or Nominating Committee is mandated to conduct the board chair selection process and to recommend to the board, for its approval, a nominee for incoming chair.