Session Details

02X - How Effective Governance and a Diverse Board Can Foster Organizational Transformation

Monday, March 20

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Come hear the story of SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium and its seven-year journey toward performance excellence and high-performing governance. This rural, not-for-profit tribal health organization went from having difficulty making payroll to being a Fitch A-rated health system with millions in reserves.

Learn how the board transformed itself through careful and deliberate steps while staying true to its cultural heritage, tribal roots, rural healthcare setting and appointed board structure. Discover how leadership effectively partnered with the board and leveraged market opportunities for high-impact growth. SEARHC’s lessons learned will be valuable for any type of board or healthcare organization but will be particularly powerful for those in a rural environment with an appointed or elected board.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how the board and intentional governance practices can support leadership in transforming an organization’s future.
  • Discuss and identify a board’s role in organizational transformation and operational improvements.

Presented By

Karma Bass

Karma Bass

CEO/Managing Principal

Via Healthcare Consulting
Leatha Merculieff

Leatha Merculieff

Senior Vice President/COO

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium