Trustee Articles

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.
May 10, 2022
Incorporating health equity into strategy represents a new undertaking for some health care leaders — one that requires a shift in thinking and taking action in such core areas as culture, structure, functions and incentives.
May 10, 2022
The AHA’s new resource “Patient and Family Advisory Councils Blueprint” outlines seven steps to successfully launch a meaningful and impactful PFAC.
May 10, 2022
Hospital and health system trustees who want to ensure the organization achieves its mission can work to put a greater focus on their organization’s philanthropic foundation.
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.
Mar 25, 2022
I recently spoke with William (Bill) Menner about some of the challenges that hospital and health system boards are experiencing.
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…