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Resources by Topic: Governance of healthcare organizations

Critical Access Hospital Ethics Committee Resource Guide
Offers practical suggestions for the development of an effective Critical Access Hospital ethics committee and includes examples highlighting challenging ethics conflicts common to rural settings.
Author(s): William A. Nelson, Barbara A. Elliott
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Governing Board Manual: Volume 1
Discusses the following topics related to Critical Access Hospital (CAH) boards of directors: the board member's role, compliance and fiduciary responsibility, staff development and relations, strategy and long-term planning, and general information about ICAHN and CAHs. Each topic area contains several articles designed to help CAH board members understand the purpose and scope of their role.
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network
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Is Your Hospital's Board Prepared to Govern? Rural Acute Care Hospital Boards of Directors: Education and Development Needed
Examines the structural, leadership, and educational needs of rural hospital boards, as viewed by rural hospital board chairs and chief executive officers (CEOs).
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Royce Adams, Amy B. Martin
Date: 06/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Making a Difference Close to Home: A Rural Executive Knows Her Turf
Profile of the executive vice president of Carrington Health Center, a North Dakota Critical Access Hospital. Describes her role in finding innovative ways to provide affordable, high-quality care while promoting community outreach, fostering collaborative relationships with local officials, and working in practice management at the national level.
Author(s): Patricia Corrigan
Citation: Health Progress, 91(5)
Date: 2010
Type: Document
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How Much Help Can We Stand?
Examines how various trends and program developments can have a negative impact on rural community health care.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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