MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship Prepares Trustees to Lead
Posted on April 05, 2018
Building a healthy community can be achieved only by giving all individuals an equal opportunity to live the healthiest life they can, whatever their ethnic, geographic, racial, socioeconomic or physical circumstances may be. Hospitals must have partners in order to improve health in the community; but partnerships face common barriers, including limited funding and resources, differing organizational cultures, and the need for leadership buy-in. Helping overcome barriers is an essential role of the governing board, and there is no better way to prepare board members to lead in this capacity than participation in the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship.
The fellowship is a rigorous and comprehensive program that delivers tools and knowledge in four strategic areas: principles of effective governance, improving quality and patient safety, building collaborative medical staff partnerships, and building strong relationships with the community and stakeholders. Each of the five sessions, held from July 2018 through June 2019, is led by experts in governance with a healthcare background, and MHA senior leaders will share their extensive knowledge about initiatives to prepare the field for the future. The fellowship is an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight that only happens by collectively exchanging ideas and exploring challenges with thought leaders and each other.
Space is limited for the 2018-2019 class of the Excellence in Governance Fellowship, and healthcare governing board members who are interested in enrolling should submit applications soon. To further explore this one-of-a-kind offering, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.
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