Board Structure

The best boards revisit their committee structures, responsibilities and information flow to ensure detailed oversight while devoting more time to strategic and policy issues.
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…
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.
How well boards govern is influenced by a number of factors, among them, the knowledge and skills board members bring to their work.
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.
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 Quality Committee assists the board in overseeing and ensuring the quality of clinical care, patient safety, and customer service provided throughout the organization.