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Resources by Topic: Governance of healthcare organizations

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
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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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