High performance governance in today’s environment is critical. Every board member must clearly understand and be capable of carrying out his or her responsibilities at the highest level of governance performance. Recruiting new trustees to serve on your board is every bit as important as CEO recruitment. How well boards plan and execute this vital process defines the hospital or health system’s leadership success for years to come.
Every board works to be effective, to be engaged in meaningful work, and to be supportive of the work of the organization. To achieve those goals, a board must continue to recruit other directors who will work for those same goals.
Governance excellence is the life blood of a high-quality hospital board of directors. It is vital that each board member take their responsibilities seriously and pledge their best efforts to follow this code of conduct.