IHA's Council on Hospital Governance suggested the Indiana Hospital Association create an online resource targeted specifically for Indiana hospital trustees. We hope these resources are helpful to you in your role as a hospital trustee. At the bottom of the page are more resources such as the AHA's Center for Healthcare Governance and The Governance Institute.
Leadership Publications for Governing Boards and Senior Executives Available for Purchase
New! Hospital Mergers: Why They Work, Why They Don't Work
A historical review, lessons learned, and core insights on the reasons, processes, challenges, benefits, and outcomes of mergers.
New! Health Care Leader Action Guide to Reduce Readmissions
The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) developed a free, downloadable guide for health care leaders to help start the conversation about how to address avoidable hospital readmissions.
New! CCH's Law, Explanation and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Two-volume book provides health care professionals with comprehensive explanation and analysis of every aspect of health care reform legislation.Offers clear and practical guidance on every provision.
Other Suggested Reading:
For more leadership and governance titles visit www.ahapress.com
Hospital Leadership and Quality Assessment Tool
Leadership assessment tool that helps hospitals to identify and improve leadership structures and processes that are associated with high-performance in clinical quality measures. Participating hospitals will receive a hospital-level HLQAT report that provides valuable benchmarks. Hospitals should repeat the survey in 12-18 months. To participate, hospitals should assemble a team of at least 13 people, comprising board members, c-level executives, and clinical executives. Interested hospitals should contact Betsy Lee, director, Indiana Patient Safety Center, at email@example.com or 317/423-7795.
Board of Trustees Glossary of Health Care Terms
The Indiana Hospital Association’s Glossary of Health Care Terms has been designed to make it easy for you familiarize yourself with health care acronyms and terms encountered regularly in hospital governance. The documents below are in Microsoft Word templates that enable you to quickly and easily add and delete content to customize the manual and appendix's to your organization’s unique needs.
The Indiana Hospital Association hosts a number of educational events that are geared to the hospital trustee. Learn more about our upcoming calendar of events. Meetings specifically of interest to governing board members include the IHA Annual Meeting (includes the Legal Forum), the TeKolste Forum, the IHA Leadership Conference.
Harmony is a bimonthly newsletter for IHA member hospital trustees.
Safety Leadership White Papers
Safety white papers provided by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Hospital CEO Search: Spencer Grover, IHA vice president, is the contact for governing board members seeking help with conducting a hospital chief executive search.
IHA's Strategic Plan
AHA's the Center for Healthcare Governance
The Governance Institute
Hospitals & Health Networks magazine
Great Boards--Bader & Associates