Governance Effectiveness

Nov 10, 2020
Adding diverse members to a hospital’s or health system’s board can change the board’s culture for the better.
Jun 9, 2020
As hospitals and health systems across the country begin and continue the “recovery” process during the COVID-19 outbreak, the AHA is keeping you updated with the latest information and resources. An important area to address is the role of governing boards as hospitals and health systems resume…
Jun 11, 2018
This issue marks the final issue of Trustee magazine.  A year ago, the American Hospital Association launched a new model of trustee education for our members, one focused on emerging challenges in the health care field and designed to engage trustees in our grassroots advocacy to support…
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Whats next for us

May 14, 2018
Trustee magazine will cease to publish after the June issue.  A year ago, the American Hospital Association launched a new model of trustee education for our members, one focused on emerging challenges in the health care field and designed to engage trustees in our grassroots advocacy to…
May 14, 2018
In today’s environment of health care transformation, hospital and health system boards must evaluate every aspect of their governance processes, practices, meetings and composition to ensure being well-prepared for the changes ahead. Governing boards must overcome 10 common barriers to…
May 14, 2018
The American Hospital Association’s 2018 Leadership Summit, "Advancing Affordable Care and Promoting Value," to be held July 26-28 in San Diego, will offer hospital and health system trustees dedicated programming to connect the work of governance to the challenges of…
May 14, 2018
Many boards and executive teams of independent hospitals or health systems find themselves struggling with how to evaluate what role partnerships or affiliations should play in their organization’s strategy. These teams recognize the importance of evaluating their affiliation strategy options…
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Trustee reappointment

Apr 9, 2018
When hospital or health system boards think about key practices that support effective governance, considerations such as board recruitment and selection, orientation and continuing education, and board evaluation often come to mind. Rarely, it seems, does board member reappointment make the list.
Apr 9, 2018
A health care organization’s strategic planning involves the board in a number of important activities. But how many boards have considered CEO succession planning to be one of them? For many reasons, the success of an organization’s strategy depends on the quality of its process for…
Mar 12, 2018
In January, physicians and other eligible clinicians began their second year of Medicare’s Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The overarching goal of QPP remains the same: tying clinician payment to performance on quality and cost…