Governance Effectiveness

Jun 6, 2022
Governance Best Practices for Executive Sessions Without CEOs Supporting healthy board–CEO relationships By Todd C. Linden When I was a young and inexperienced CEO, I did not like it when my board went into executive sessions without me.
Jun 6, 2022
Governance Understanding the Board of Trustees’ Role Expectations for different types of boards By Pamela R.
Jun 6, 2022
Behavioral Health Why Boards Should Focus on Suicide Prevention Addressing challenges and priorities through the trustee role By Sue Ellen Wagner I recently spoke with Cathy Frank, M.D., chair of Henry Ford Health’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services, to learn about how…
Apr 5, 2022
Governing a health system is different than governing a stand-alone hospital. All health system boards oversee and attempt to integrate different businesses regardless of the type of system they govern.
Feb 4, 2022
Board Assessment Assessing the Engagement and Effectiveness of Boards How to foster healthy dialogue and reflection By Barbara H. Lorsbach Engagement is an indispensable factor that gives a high-performing hospital or health system board its strength and vitality.
Jan 7, 2022
Great governance rarely happens without a great board chair. Yet too often, insufficient attention is paid to ensuring that chairs are well suited for this critical role. Lessons about this important issue can be learned from the stories of four boards: two that did not handle board leadership…
Jan 7, 2022
Governance 10 Questions Boards Can Answer to Advance Equity Now is the time to take a step back and look at COVID-19’s impact By Somava Saha, M.D., Dora Barilla and Karma H.
Dec 6, 2021
Facilitating digital transformation demands that boards appreciate its urgency, move past the hype and fulfill strategy at their hospital and health system via digital transformation-related needs assessment, plan execution and evaluation of results and outcomes.
Dec 6, 2021
Hospitals across the United States have been inundated with an alarming number of very ill, complex care patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Caring for patients with non-coronavirus health care needs, such as cardiac and neurologic emergencies, while managing surges in COVID-19 cases, has presented a…
Oct 14, 2021
To navigate the choppy waters ahead, hospital and health system boards need to develop a plan to reengage all trustees and renew CEO and board leadership collaboration.