Sample Guidelines for Director Selection

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


Effective governance depends on the right mixture of skills, experience, personal qualities and diversity among the members of the hospital board.


Through the nomination and election process, the board will select directors according to their skill, experience, and personal qualities.

The board will seek a balance within the board concerning the skills and experience of directors, while considering any unique or special requirements of the hospital at the current time.

The board will ensure all directors possess the personal qualities necessary to perform their role as board members.The board will reflect the diversity of the community served.

The skills, experience, and personal qualities that the board will use to select potential directors are set out in the attachment.

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