Transforming to a High-Performing Governing Council in a Large Health System

Wednesday, March 24
3:45pm4:45pm CDT

Presented By

Therese A. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN

Senior Vice President, Performance Improvement
Kaufmann, Hall & Associates LLC

Donald J. Steiner, MD, FACEP

Governing Council Physician Leader
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Terika Richardson, FACHE

President / President
Central Chicagoland Primary Service Area, Advocate Aurora Health / Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
About the Session

As large health systems continue to evolve, the role of the local governing councils is changing. While there is the desire to preserve the legacies, traditions and the important philanthropic role of a local governing council, system governance requirements suggest that hospital executives transition to a governing council with responsibility for quality, safety and medical staff rather than the traditional fiduciary functions. This program will share the key elements of success in evaluating, designing and implementing a transition plan. It will focus on steps to create engaging governance and ensure there is clarity in the roles, responsibilities and direction as well as integration with strategic priorities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify leadership keys to success and necessary action to transform your governing council, including the key elements required for successful oversight.
  • Describe an effective governing council self-assessment instrument that measures and monitors performance, including its use to effectively advance and attain goals.