Governance Programming

Sessions for trustees focus on the information and skills that will help move a rural hospital board from good governance to great governance.
Our 2021 governance programming sessions will be announced in October.

Previous Governance Programming


Sessions including:

  • The impact of emerging trends on the structure and work of governing boards
  • Best practices for elevating board decision-making
  • Metrics and expectations for holding leadership accountable for results
  • Governance and innovation in driving organizational change
  • The role of the board in the community benefit arena
  • Tools to standardize and improve board member recruitment, on-boarding, and orientation
  • Strategic questions boards should be asking about IT

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Pre-Conference Workshop


Governance and Innovation: Driving Major Organizational Change

Cathy Eddy, Founder, Retired President, Health Plan Alliance




Rhetoric, Reality, and Responsibility: The Rural Governance Challenge

James E. Orlikoff, President, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc.


Strategy Sessions


Community Benefit: What Boards and Executives Should Know

Julie Trocchio, Sr. Director, Community Benefit & Continuing Care, The Catholic Health Association of the United States

Trina Hackensmith, Vice President, Lyon Software


Making Your Board a Model of Governance Excellence

Lyn Jenks, Governance Consultant, Munson Healthcare

Daniel Wolf, President and CEO, Dewar Sloan


Accelerated Strategic Planning for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals: Finding Solutions to Today’s Toughest Challenges

Dennis Burke, MSHA, President and CEO, Good Shepherd Health Care System

Guy Masters, MPA, Principal, Strategic Advisory, Premier Healthcare Solutions, Inc.


Is Being a District Hospital the Right Governance Model for Your Organization?

Doug Faus, Chief Executive Officer, Ivinson Memorial Hospital

Lindsley Withey, Director, Strategic Advisory, Navigant

Kaitlyn Moore, Managing Consultant, Navigant


New Approaches to Effective Board Decision Making

James E. Orlikoff, President, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc.


Interactive Governance Clinic

James E. Orlikoff, President, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc.


Hot Topic Roundtable


Strategic Questions Boards Should Be Asking About IT

Terry Wilk, Senior Vice President, Coker Group


What’s Up Doc? – A Trustee Guide to Understanding the Medical Staff

Todd Linden, President, Linden Consulting