Trustee Articles

Feb 6, 2023
Board Responsibilities Trustees Focus on Quality to Improve Health Care Non-profit boards have array of resources to fulfill quality mission Michael Jellinek and Thomas Glynn Many hospitals, like academic medical centers and integrated health systems, are relied upon as significa
Jan 9, 2023
Transforming Governance High Impact Governance Challenges Conventions New thinking can take leadership of boards much further By Barbara Lorsbach In the last few decades, hospital and health system boards of trustees have transitioned from fulfilling basic fiduciary responsibilities to…
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.