Board of Trustees Orientation Manual
The Missouri Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees Orientation Manual has been designed to make it easy for you to develop and customize an Orientation Manual to your hospital. The document is a Microsoft Word template that enables you to quickly and easily add and delete content to modify the manual to your organization’s unique needs. An Instruction Guide is available to assist with editing the document. Trustee Services
AHA has numerous avenues for trustee involvement and participation in the Association's governance, grassroots advocacy, policy development, and field leadership initiatives, including a library of webinars for in-boardroom education.
Guidance for Health Care Governing Board on Compliance Oversight
This document is intended to assist governing boards of
health care organizations to responsibly carry out their compliance
plan oversight obligations under applicable laws. This document is intended as
guidance and should not be interpreted as setting any particular standards of
AHA’s Trustee Insights
This quarterly update is a
multimedia package that includes not only briefs on some of
the hottest topics in health care, but also webinar and video content that can be
boardroom education and discussion. Subscribe
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GovernWell™ is a single source tool for valuable educational programs, articles, templates and tools that will enable your board to practice better governance as you strive to achieve your mission and vision. This product allows organizations across the country to have a “consultant in a box,” with quick-start tools and resources that ensure optimal success in governance practices, performance and leadership development.
Quorum Health Resources
QHR provides various resources to support hospital board members. A list of upcoming webinars presented by QHR is available online. Registration is free; however, there is a fee for webinar participation.
The Governance Institute
The Governance Institute provides trusted, independent information and resources to board members, health care executives, and physician leaders in support of their efforts to lead and govern their organizations.
BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation
professionals of BDO's Center for Healthcare Excellence &
proactive guidance with an industry perspective. We offer web-based
insights on a variety of business, regulatory and industry-specific topics of
interest. Many of these offerings are CPE-qualified. A variety of
on-demand webinars presented by BDO is available online
at no cost and listed below.
BDO Annual Nonprofit Tax Update
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Noon to 1 p.m.
Click here for more information
The Governance Excellence Certificate Program
Health care is in a period of rapid change. At times like
these, it is especially important for hospital trustees to understand the
issues facing their organizations. The Governance Excellence Certificate
Program has been designed specifically for hospital trustees to develop the
skills and knowledge that will allow them to make effective decisions for their
organizations. This voluntary program gives Missouri hospital trustees the
opportunity to earn a certificate in governance excellence from the MHA Health
MHA launched the Governance Excellence Certificate Program
in 2011 to enhance hospital trustees’ skills and to equip them with increased
knowledge of issues in hospital governance. To complete the certificate
program, trustees are required to attend a day-long seminar and complete six of
eight independent study modules. To date, there have been 122 graduates of the GECP
New governance education resources are now available on-demand. This includes:
- 12 self-playing 20-minute educational programs
- additional reading for both new and experienced trustees
This content is available at www.mhanet.com/GovernanceEducation
If you are a member hospital or member hospital board member, please contact Donna McCulloch at DMcCulloch@mhanet.com to obtain the password to access the education materials.
2016 Trustee Webinars
“Strategic Planning for Health Care Boards: From Process
Speaker: Panos Lykidis
“Hospital and Health System Board Self-Assessments”
Speaker: J. Larry Tyler
Chairman and CEO, Practical Governance Group
Chairman Emeritus, Tyler & Company
“Best Practices in CEO Performance Appraisals”
Handout 1 | Handout 2
Speaker: Charles R. Evans
Associate, Practical Governance Group
President and CEO, International Health Services Group
2015 Trustee Webinars
“The Role of the Trustee: Guidelines for New or Rookie Hospital Trustees”
Recording | Handouts
Speaker: Larry Walker
President, The Walker Company
“Compliance and the Board: Understanding Fiduciary Responsibilities”
Speaker: Patrick Sulzberger, CPA, CHC
Partner, TSP Healthcare
This publication from MHA provides insights on important health care topics, with special attention to emerging issues in health management and governance. Published quarterly, Trustee Matters provides educational tools to Missouri’s hospital trustees to add value to their board service and trustee experience.
Trustee is the only magazine written specifically for the directors of hospitals and health care systems. Its award-winning articles are designed to serve both new and veteran trustees. Each issue is packed with expert governance guidance and the latest health care trends, issues and data from the industry's most important thought leaders. Trustee gives board members the information they need to lead their organizations through the changing health care environment. Inside Trustee is a free e-newsletter offered through Trustee magazine.
Trustee of the Year Award
The Trustee of the Year Award recognizes and honors up to two individual trustees from a Missouri hospital who currently serve on a Missouri hospital or health system governing board. The selection criteria is based on leadership skills, grassroots advocacy, community involvement, meeting participation and personal development. The awards are presented each year at MHA's Annual Convention & Trade Show. Questions about the award should be sent to Dana Dahl.
2018 Trustee of the Year Award
Thomas W. Wagstaff
Saint Luke's Health System
Community Hospital – Fairfax
Omanez Fockler, R.N.
Texas County Memorial Hospital
Truman Medical Centers Inc.
Kansas City, Mo.