(610) 355-0610

Preserving Critical Board Functions during the COVID-19 Crisis

Preserving Critical Board Functions during the COVID-19 Crisis he healthcare industry is facing levels of disruption and uncertainty that most leaders have never experienced. Top revenue-generating activities have been suspended, those on the frontlines are challenged...

read more
Enhancing Communication Between the Board and Management

Enhancing Communication Between the Board and Management

Enhancing Communication Between the Board and Management Chances are that you’ve heard the advice many times before: “a key to any relationship is good communication.” In a hospital or health system, the relationship between the board and management is no exception....

read more
Is It Time to Update Your Governance Authorities Matrix?

Is It Time to Update Your Governance Authorities Matrix?

Is It Time to Update Your Governance Authorities Matrix? The single most frequent governance question I am asked by health system leaders is “how can we help our board members better understand their roles and responsibilities?” According to The Governance Institute’s...

read more
“Good to Great” Governance Support: 2019 Areas for Focus

“Good to Great” Governance Support: 2019 Areas for Focus

“Good to Great” Governance Support: 2019 Areas for Focus Jim Collins, the well-known author of the iconic management study Good to Great, uncovered the key to highly successful companies: “There was no miracle moment. Instead, a down-to-earth, pragmatic,...

read more

Restoring Governance Alignment within a Health System

Restoring Governance Alignment within a Health System There are two great forces in the universe: momentum and inertia. Momentum causes difficulty in changing the direction and speed of an object once in motion. Inertia causes difficulty in starting motion of an...

read more
To Be or Not to Be: The Future of Subsidiary Hospital Boards

To Be or Not to Be: The Future of Subsidiary Hospital Boards

To Be or Not to Be: The Future of Subsidiary Hospital Boards “I know our system needs to be agile. But sometimes I feel that our governance model slows us down; it is cumbersome, often requiring us to make the same presentation to a seemingly endless number of...

read more
The Board’s Role in Transformation

The Board’s Role in Transformation

The Board’s Role in Transformation Adopting the “tight-loose-tight” approach will help clarify the role of governance. The Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. venture. Mergers. Population health. Retail medicine. Consumerism. Silicon Valley disruptors....

read more

Worksheet: Committee Reporting Structure

Worksheet: Committee Reporting Structure One major issue for systems to work out is communication and alignment between local board committees and the system board and committees. Below are some tips to ensure that the system and local board committees work together...

read more
Navigating Strategic Uncertainties: The Board’s Role

Navigating Strategic Uncertainties: The Board’s Role

Navigating Strategic Uncertainties: The Board’s Role “If you live in Florida or Louisiana, you shouldn’t spend a lot of time thinking about how likely it is that you’ll be hit by a hurricane. Rather, you should think about what would happen to your organization if it...

read more