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Public Hospitals

Many aspects of public hospital governance are unique but as public hospital boards serve to ensure a high quality of care and the safety of their patients and community, many of the responsibilities of public hospital boards overlap with those of independent non-profit healthcare boards. While public hospitals can benefit from most Governance Institute resources, those below were created specifically for public hospitals. These resources are available for members only. For membership information, click here.

Bad Governance: How to Fix It (or Better Still, How to Avoid It)

Recent history is rife with widely publicized examples of ineffective governance in non-profit and for-profit organizations of many kinds. However, governmental entities (including public hospitals) should be held to high standards when it comes to effective governance, and too often those standards are not met. This article discusses examples of ineffective public hospital governance and offers tips on guarding against it.

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