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The Governance Institute publishes in-depth research, analysis, and tools for best practices in healthcare governance to help boards stay ahead of the curve. Governance Institute members have access to a comprehensive library of governance publications, videos, and Webinars in a variety of lengths and formats. 

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Educational 60-minute programs presented by national healthcare governance experts.


Video programs of varying lengths covering all governance topics of concern, most of which are short and appropriate to view during a board meeting or education session.

Conference Videos

A selection of educational and interactive conference sessions featuring our expert speakers and faculty.

Healthcare Acronyms & Terms

Available for Purchase

This booklet is designed for those new to the industry as well as those who have been navigating the healthcare terminology landscape for a while.

Elements of Governance

An online series that provides the fundamentals of healthcare governance, including checklists and customizable templates.

Intentional Governance

There are seven essential elements of governance: board recruitment, board structure, board culture, education and development, evaluation and performance, continuous governance improvement, and leadership succession planning. Each guide in this series is designed to provide takeaway tools and assist readers in developing customized Intentional Governance plans related to each essential element. 

Case Studies

Success stories at member organizations that provide lessons and opportunities for others to consider.

White Papers

In-depth publications on topics essential to boards and healthcare leaders.

Signature Publications

Our most in-depth resources on the most important governance challenges. They often include new research related to core topics, as well as a range of discussion questions and potential solutions to explore.

Biennial Survey Reports

The Governance Institute surveys all non-profit, acute care hospitals and health systems every other year to take a deep look at how their boards are structured, what practices boards have adopted to fulfill their fiduciary duties and core responsibilities, and how well boards are performing in these oversight areas. This is the only survey of its kind, published in a detailed report of results and includes a list of recommended practices that is among the industry standard.

Strategy Toolbooks

Toolbooks providing checklists, case examples, and to dos to assist governing boards in making strategic decisions.

Governance Support Templates                        

Governance support templates can be tailored to your organization and  include samples of basic job descriptions, committee charters, meeting agendas, performance evaluations, guidelines, and policies for non-profit hospital and health system board members .

Conference Proceedings                         

Insights from our Chairperson, CEO, and Physician Leader Conferences and online proceedings from our system conferences.