Getting to Great: Principles of Health Care Organization Governance

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 1, 2002 - Medical - 216 pages
Dennis D. Pointer and James E. Orlikoff, two of the most experienced and highly regarded governance consultants in the country, have written a definitive guide for health care boards that want to maximize their performance and help their organizations reach full potential.
Getting to Great presents a set of easily applied principles and best practices based on a model that has been proven to strengthen health care governance. Filled with tools and techniques, this practical guide includes
* A model of health care governance used by the best health care boards
* Seventy-two governance principles and associated practices and tips on helping the board to use them
* Checkups for assessing a board
* Guidelines for implementing principle-based governance
This guide will be an invaluable resource for health care board members and executives who are committed to investing in their organization's future.
 

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Contents

2 Board and Governance Basics
9
3 Obligations
17
4 Functioning Responsibilities
33
5 Functioning Roles
73
6 Structure
95
7 Composition
115
8 Infrastructure
141
9 Implementing PrincipleBased Governance
169
APPENDIXES
179
B Sample Committee Charters
183
C Sample Governance Principles
189
D Resources
191
Index
193
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Dennis D. Pointer is principal of Dennis D. Pointer & Associates and the author of numerous books, including Really Governing, the 1996 winner of the American College of Healthcare Executives Book of the Year Award. He holds the John J. Hanlon Chair of Health Care Research and Policy in the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University. He is also the Austin Ross Professor, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington (Seattle).
James E. Orlikoff is president of Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., and the National Advisor on Governance and Leadership to the American Hospital Association and the Health Forum. He is the executive director of the American Governance and Leadership Group and serves as a member of their faculty.

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