Trustee Articles

Board Composition and selectionGetting Nurses on Board(s)Why health care organizations should consider adding nurses to their boardsBy Kimberly Cleveland, Pam Rudisill, Anthony Vander Horst and Laurie BensonIn 2021, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released
Board CultureBringing the Voices of Kids into the BoardroomSchonay Barnett-Jones shares professional and personal experience in advocating for children’s healthBy Aisha SyedaInterviewChildren in the U.S. are experiencing a wide array of serious challenges, from mental health conditions, to poverty…
Board DevelopmentWonder, Wander and Round IntentionallyFour leaders speak to how rounding provides valuable insightBy Todd Linden"Not all those who wander are lost.” — The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
QualityExample Experience ScorecardAdapted from “The Board’s Role in Health Care Experience,” by Laura Orr and Katie Owens (Trustee Insights, Dec. 2023).
QualityThe Board’s Role in Health Care ExperienceTrustees have an opportunity to elevate their organization’s outcomes and performanceBy Laura Orr and Katie OwensIt is a pivotal time for our industry to assure the well-being and sustainability of health care organizations.
transforming GovernanceBoard Compensation: The Emerging New NormalWhat to make of the increase in boards that compensate their membersBy Jamie OrlikoffShould board members of not-for-profit, charitable hospitals and health systems be compensated?
Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Awareness is a Board Responsibility AHA Cybersecurity expert John Riggi discusses what trustees should know about their organization’s cyberthreat plan By Nikhil Baviskar Interview The frequency and severity of cyber-attacks on hospitals continues to mount as…
Health Diversity, Equity and Inclusion The Importance of Indian Health Care Services Trustee Tony Davis provides unique perspective on the state of Indian Health Services By Sue Ellen Wagner Interview Sue Ellen Wagner, vice president, trustee engagement and strategy at the American Hospital…
Quality You Have the Quality and Safety Report. Now What?  Quality and Safety expert Dr.
Board Culture Get Active in Preventing Board Chair Burnout Start with a well-defined role, delegation and limits on expectations By Jamie Orlikoff First reported among frontline care givers in the emergency department and ICU, pandemic-related burnout spread to impact nearly everyone in t