Hospital and health system leaders are working diligently to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. What are the critical issues for boards of trustees to consider? What information does the board absolutely need to know?
Seven areas for board consideration include:
- Ensure that an Effective Emergency Preparedness Plan is in Place
- Ensure Effective Infection Identification, Management and Prevention
- Ensure that an Effective Crisis Communication Plan is in Place
- Ensure a Safe, Healthy and Sufficiently Trained Workforce
- Ensure Ethical Management of Scarce Resources
- Understand the Financial Implications and the Hospital Leadership’s Response
- The “Look Back”: Evaluate the Hospital’s Emergency Response, then Recalibrate
The briefing below highlights these important questions and areas for board consideration in a practical seven-point framework.
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