Governance Essentials Microportal
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.
Resources for Strengthening Governance Effectiveness
Serving Your Board Through Experienced Guidance
Kansas governWell™ provides 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 effectiveness. You will not incur additional fees when you request help using Kansas governWell™. Contact us for assistance.
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Debra Stock & Associates
Kansas GovernWell™ is a leading source for valuable educational programs, BoardBRIEFs, assessments, and customizable resources that will enable your board to advance its knowledge, skills, structure, practices and capacity for success in today’s increasingly challenging environment. Kansas governWell™ includes everything your hospital needs to custom-tailor and implement governance-building initiatives. Access to Kansas governWell™ is a benefit for KHA members.