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For more than 30 years, The Governance Institute has been dedicated to discovering answers to healthcare governance issues.

Across the country, hospital and health system boards, CEOs, physicians, and healthcare professionals turn to The Governance Institute for answers to their toughest questions. Our comprehensive educational tools in a variety of formats provide members access to customized board development curriculum to accelerate board performance. There is no other governance education provider with the level of comprehensiveness The Governance Institute provides.

We invite you to connect with our staff and learn how The Governance Institute can give your team the tools needed in an increasingly complicated healthcare system.

Feel free to use this form or contact us by phone at (877) 712-8778.

Why The Governance Institute?

The board knowledge required to navigate today’s healthcare environment is broader and more complex than it’s ever been. Organizations whose boards lack this knowledge are at a significant disadvantage versus their competition, and at much higher risk of failure.

When boards are not functioning at an optimal level, the results can cost millions—whether in the form of unnecessary readmissions or variations in care, delayed or unexecuted strategies, or decisions that lead the organization down the wrong path.

“Our dumb checklist, or our incredibly sophisticated predictive analytics algorithm, or that incredibly expensive EHR system… none of those change that fundamental failure—the failure of governance. And none of them can, no matter how you design them.”
– Atul Gawande

Board misalignment and ineffectiveness can be solved by focusing on two areas: how to govern, and what to govern. The Governance Institute shares research and data on best practices, insight and case studies from a network of more than 1,000 organizations, and expertise from industry thought leaders so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

Good governance is not an accident; it happens when leaders take a comprehensive, intentional approach to developing their boards.

“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