Too often in crisis healthcare boards and leaders lean into existing strategic plans rather than asking critical questions that could unlock new opportunities.
Holding on to the status quo, no matter how successful it might have been, will not propel today’s hospitals into the future. Communities across the nation depend on for hospitals for health care, employment and economic stability. As their leaders, boards of trustees should embrace governance changes that will enable them to guide their organizations in a complex, competitive health care world that will not be the same tomorrow as it is today.
Individual health care organizations cannot independently do everything that is needed to fulfill their mission commitment to the community.
In these unprecedented times, the health care sector could look to other fields for examples of how to become stronger because of an unanticipated event or trend.