Board and Committee Charters

An effective board chair/CEO relationship is essential to support governance excellence and begins with a clear understanding of individual and shared accountabilities. Dallas-based Methodist Health System defines these accountabilities in a board chair/CEO compact (shown below) that is used as…
This chair position charter is grounded on a model of healthcare organization governance forwarded in Board Work by Dennis Pointer and James E. Orlikoff (Jossey-Bass,1999).
The following is intended to be an example that boards should adapt to meet their individual needs. This self-assessment tool will provide you an opportunity to evaluate our committee’s performance and contributions.
An increasing number of boards are moving away from having a standing committee on strategic planning. They reason that the entire board should understand and have a role in major decisions about the organization’s strategic direction, programs and services.
The Quality Committee assists the board in overseeing and ensuring the quality of clinical care, patient safety, and customer service provided throughout the organization.
Overall Roles and Responsibilities -The Governance Committee provides for the board’s effectiveness and continuing development.
The Audit and Corporate Compliance Committee recommends policies and processes to the board related to...
A key governance design challenge in healthcare systems having multiple boards with parent-subsidiary relationships is specifying the most effective/efficient subdivision and coordination of responsibilities and roles among them. The questions that must be addressed are:
Purpose: To ensure that members of the board have a common understanding of the role of governance, the board has adopted this Statement of the Roles and Responsibilities of the Board.