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2023 Trends in Governance: Four-Part On-Demand Series


Christy Carel

Christy Carel

Director of Membership Services





  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Trustee
  • Workforce


education governance trustee workforce


hospital trustees, board members and c-suite leadership


Health care reform and increasing regulatory pressures make hospital board oversight more complex and challenging than ever. Hospital trustees are responsible for ensuring the financial stability of their hospital and the quality of care for patients in this environment of significant change and complexity.

This four-part on-demand governance education series identifies trends in 2023 and provides resources to help hospital boards operate most effectively. Sessions include information of value to MHA members, including acute care hospitals, federal and state hospitals, and specialty hospitals in rural and urban areas. Throughout the series, the governance implications of each topic will be highlighted. Each session concludes with discussion questions to support effective hospital leadership and trustee conversations.


Sessions are prerecorded, about 20 minutes in length and are offered on demand to be used in the format of choice.

  • Session I —The 2023 Health Care Landscape: Financial Megatrends
    with Introduction by Jon D. Doolittle, MHA President and CEO
  • Session II — The 2023 Health Care Landscape: Workforce Megatrends
  • Session III — The Board’s Role in Planning During Uncertain Times
  • Session IV — Governance Oversight: Dos and Don’ts


Kimberly A. Russel, FACHE, has served as a health care executive for 40 years. For the past 25 years, Russel devoted her energy and talents to serving as a health care CEO, first at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, and from 2008 to 2020, at Bryan Health in Lincoln, Neb.  Previously, Russel was the COO at the University of Kansas Hospital.

Russel recently retired from Bryan Health and formed her own boutique consulting firm, Russel Advisors, which allows her to dedicate her time to advising health care boards and CEOs. She also serves as an advisor to The Governance Institute. Throughout her career, Russel has been an active member of more than 20 boards and has served as chair of 10 boards.

Russel holds a Bachelor of Science in management from Purdue University and a Master of Health Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.


Register on or before Sunday, Dec. 31, to ensure the delivery of instructional materials.

Content is available through Jan. 31, 2024.

Register Online



  • $800 for MHA-Member Facilities

This event also is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


Event Contact

Karyn Bonney
Education and Events Coordinator/Executive Assistant
573-893-3700, ext. 1384

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