The Board’s Role in Community Benefit

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Provided by MHA Health Institute
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Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


Register on or before Wednesday, Aug. 23, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

MHA-member hospital — one complimentary connection. Additional connections will be $225 each.
Nonmember fee — $275 for each connection

The webinar registration fee is for one phone line connection. Additional phone line connections each will be charged a registration fee. Multiple participants on the same connection is encouraged. Get more value by inviting colleagues to join you!

This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals because of a contribution from MHA Management Services Corporation.


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As health care transitions from volume-to-value the importance of population health increases, there are new and exciting opportunities for improving the health of the communities in which hospitals and health systems serve. The governing board can, and should, play a vital role in this process, ensuring that an intentional approach to community benefit exists and results are monitored for true and meaningful impact.

Join us for an informative and practical webinar exploring how successful boards provide direction for their organization’s community benefit policies and programs. This webinar will focus on providing practical suggestions and straightforward ideas to enhance your board’s effectiveness in this area.


  • define community benefit and what is behind the increased focus on accountability
  • discuss the critical link between clinical quality, community benefit and the promotion of community health
  • list practices that improve the board’s effectiveness in overseeing community benefit


Karma Bass
Via Healthcare Consulting
Carlsbad, Cali.

Karma Bass is a sought-after speaker, facilitator and consultant with deep knowledge in governance, strategic planning, philanthropy, health care policy and board effectiveness. Before Via Healthcare Consulting, she spent 10 years at The Governance Institute.

Erica Osborne
Via Healthcare Consulting
Carlsbad, Cali.

Erica Osborne has nearly 20 years’ experience working with health care organizations across the country. Her work focuses on the unique and important role of governance; critical issues facing health care organizations today; and empowering boards to make the important policy decisions necessary for organizational success. She provides an industry perspective and challenges boards to analyze and discuss the critical issues facing their organization. Prior to co-founding Via Healthcare Consulting, Osborne spent two years at Alliance Healthcare Foundation.

Bass and Osborne have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.