Trustee Articles

Nov 28, 2022
Board Composition and Selection How to Navigate Complex, Multitiered Governance Success comes from defining expectations for various stakeholders By Linda Summers, Erica M. Osborne and Karma H.
Nov 9, 2022
Board Composition & Selection The New BoardThink: In Search of Cognitive Diversity Accelerating Board Innovation and Performance via Cognitive Diversity By Jena Abernathy Boards are becoming more diverse — both in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
Nov 9, 2022
Workforce Strategy Simulations Spur Board to Test Workforce Strategies Baystate Health taps member creativity and competition to explore challenges, solutions By Mark A.
Oct 7, 2022
The clinical workforce shortage is one of the most pressing problems in health care. Bold actions now are necessary to mitigate the challenge, and boards have a critical role to play in overseeing change. By giving clinicians the support they need to work with purpose and passion, health systems…
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.