Building a Strong Foundation for Governance Success
The board and management each play a unique and critical role in the hospital’s ability to fulfill its critical mission.
The board and management each play a unique and critical role in the hospital’s ability to fulfill its critical mission. Maximizing board and management leadership effectiveness is grounded in understanding the difference between governance and management responsibilities. When working together in their correct roles, the partnership between the board and management can help hospitals excel in meeting the community’s needs in the best and most efficient way possible.
Clarity and agreement on respective roles and responsibilities is essential. First and foremost, fiduciary responsibility is integral to everything the board does, and should always guide trustee actions, dialogue and decisions. Once the fiduciary responsibility is clear and strongly embraced, the board and management must both understand and adhere to their respective roles. Their leadership actions should complement one another. While the board sets the long-term direction for the organization, the details of how to achieve the board-approved direction is the job of the senior management team.
BoardBRIEFs and Resources for Building Governance Success
Serving Your Board Through Experienced and Highly-Respected Guidance
Included with the Kansas governWell™ program are complimentary consultations with governance advisors. The advisors work with you to identify and develop the governance and leadership resources most need for your hospital’s governance success. You will not incur additional fees when you request help using Kansas governWell™ resources. Contact us for assistance>
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The Sheahen Group
Debra Stock President
Debra Stock & Associates
Kansas-governWell™: orientWell™ Module
OrientWell™ includes a comprehensive, customizable governance manual that will help to ensure your board has a foundation for governing success. The governance manual builds understanding and knowledge of:
- The hospital or health system, including its mission, governance and management, facilities, operations, and key issues
- Trustee roles and responsibilities
- The expectations of trustees
- Governance accountabilities
- Health care issues and trends
- Other information relevant to building high-performance governance
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