“The Governance Institute has been instrumental in helping Adena Health System develop good governance practices. Through the services provided by the Institute, our organization can:
Obtain tools, templates, journals and white papers to guide our governance concepts;
Research topics when needed, or new initiatives that are being considered; and
Learn about national best practices from other organizations.
Each year, the Adena Board of Trustees is assessed in how it carries out its fiduciary duties in the form of the annual Governance Survey. The Governance Institute provides us with the recommended governance measurements we need when conducting this survey.
The Governance Institute also helps in developing our board in many ways and making certain we are responding to the complexities of board requirements. This includes educational conferences, which are available to board members and support staff on a range of current topics. The feedback from board members on these educational opportunities have been overwhelmingly positive.
Its timely service, responsiveness and access to a host of experts and materials make our membership to The Governance Institute a necessary benefit to the success of Adena Health System."
– Patricia Roam, Chief Compliance Officer
Adena Health System | Chillicothe, OH
“TGI recognizes the integral role of the governance support staff of our organizations. Your conferences and caliber of speakers reflect this awareness and commitment to advance ours skills and profession. Thank you!”
– Alicia Molina, Executive Assistant
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula | Monterey, California
“Networking, shared learning, and benchmarking our healthcare organization against others is strong evidence as to the value of The Governance Institute membership. Having successfully accessed targeted conferences, we have been able to strengthen Board and Medical Staff leadership understanding of current trends in health care, opportunities for improvement, and enhanced appreciation of their governance roles.”
– Vicki Darnell, President & CEO
Ephraim McDowell Health
"In my many years in working with The Governance Institute I have found that working with Ritika Golej, account manager, has been a pleasure. She is professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Immediate responses and supporting materials to inquiries made are the norm. In my Board support role, when I get support in an expeditious manner, that makes me look good to our board members and senior leaders."
– Jennifer Stephens, Executive Assistant
Ephraim McDowell Health
“We used the Governance Institute Foundation Board Self-Assessment tool to gain a better understanding of the Board, their skills and capabilities. It provided very enlightening information which we used to build a strong more impactful board.”
– Joyce Irwin, President & CEO
Community Health Network Foundation | Indianapolis, Indiana
"The Governance Institute has been a great partner for the KishHealth System board of directors over the past eight years. Publications, videos, and Webinars are insightful, timely, and focused on relevant topics being discussed in the boardroom.
The Leadership Conferences provide valuable education and have proven to be time well spent in appealing locations. The BoardCompass Self-Assessment is a valuable tool for evaluating and guiding our governance initiatives. When our governance committee wants to research best practices, current trends, or challenging issues, The Governance Institute is the first place we turn. Last but not least, Governance Institute staff is knowledgeable and eager to help us find solutions to whatever comes up."
– Kevin Poorten, President & CEO
Debbie Sells, Executive Assistant
KishHealth System | DeKalb, Illinois
"The Governance Institute has proven to be an invaluable resource to me and one that I’ve proudly participated in since I first became Chairman of Rhode Island Hospital, part of the Lifespan health system, in 2007. The depth of knowledge provided, the vast resources available, and the expertise and experience of Governance Institute staff and members have provided me with a more informed and solid understanding of the ever-changing healthcare industry. I’m grateful for the perspective The Governance Institute has given me in my current role as Chairman of Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest health system, and look forward to my continued involvement in this important organization."
– Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr., Chairman, Lifespan Board of Directors
"Being a member of The Governance Institute and on the Editorial Board has been a rewarding experience for my personal growth as a governance specialist. I applaud The Governance Institute in being a leader in the field in recognizing the importance to provide a program for governance specialists who support hospital boards. I enjoyed all of it!"
"Best of luck to you and the amazing staff of The Governance Institute in being a resource in governance best practices."
– Helen B. Wood, Director of Governance
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital | Memphis, Tennessee