The health care world is as complex as it ever has been. Hospitals need trustees who are informed as to their role and ready to work jointly with the management team to lead through this uncertain future.
The January issue of Trustee Magazine includes an article by Steven T. Valentine, president of The Camden Group in Los Angeles, concerning 10 trends that hospital leaders must keep an eye on during these uncertain times. You can read the full article on 2012 trends from Trustee Magazine on our website.
Another way to prepare for the challenges of hospital leadership is SCHA ‘s Best on Board program, which provides online education for the full leadership team of hospitals and helps distinguish the role of the trustee from that of management. The content is built around the core competencies for strong trustees and includes: the health care environment and trends, setting mission/vision, board’s role in finance, board’s role in quality, the board/CEO relationship, etc.
Networking with other hospital leaders is also an excellent way to learn and prepare. The TAP Conference, September 13-15 at the Hilton Head Marriott, provides an outstanding forum each year in which hospital leadership teams can share, learn, and build relationships. For more information on either contact Lara Hewitt.