The Kansas Hospital Association's Board of Trustees Governance Manual, is a customizable governance manual for hospital trustees. The documents below are in Microsoft Word templates that enable Kansas hospitals to quickly and easily add and delete content to customize the manual and appendixes to your organization's unique needs.
Revised in April 2015, KHA is pleased to provide members with this resource specifically designed for hospital trustees/board members:
Kansas Health Care Terms and Abbreviations
If you are interested in booklet, please complete an order form.
Hospital trustees are an important part of KHA's grassroots advocacy efforts. Please join KHA's Partnership for Action team by completing a "who you know" grassroots contact information form. The information you share will remain confidential for KHA use only.
In May 2018, the KHA Hospital Leadership and Governance Committee made the following resources available to aid hospitals needing to revise or create CEO job descriptions, and/or complete CEO performance evaluations.
CEO Performance Appraisal Process and Assessment Form May 2018
CEO Job Description Template - Companion to Assessment Form
CAH Administrator Job Description Template - Rural Health Informational Hub
CEO Job Description Template
CAH CEO Position Description Template - ACHE
Trustee Recognition and Accountability Program
As a response to the need for hospitals to be able to demonstrate
their accountability to legislators, attorneys general and their
communities, KHA provides a Trustee Recognition and Accountability Program.
The program recognizes trustees at the KHA Critical Issues Summit for
the standards of excellence they uphold, governance best practices they
adhere to, and the education in which they have invested.
Trustee of the Year Award recognizes and honors a hospital board member
who is a leader, gives back to the community and routinely goes beyond
the call of duty. KHA members are encouraged to recognize those trustees
who have served with distinction and made significant contributions to
the betterment of their hospital and community - online nomination form.
The Hospital Governance series is a set of online courses offered through careLearning that provide governance education to new and experienced trustees. The Hospital Governance series includes the following courses:
The Hospital Governance series can be purchased by organizations or individuals. For more information about the series, including a full description, go to www.careLearning.com and click on the Course Catalog. Click on "Leadership/Management" and scroll to the desired series. Multi-year purchases, group discounts and a 30-day free trial are available. All KHA members can purchase these courses (use of other careLearning products is not required).
governWell™: The Governance Tools and Resources You Need in One Place - Over the course of more than 25 years of
governance consulting, The Walker Company has developed a robust library
of resources as we’ve helped hospital and health system CEOs and their
boards of trustees raise their performance to meet a broad spectrum of
concerns as they strive to fulfill their organizations’ mission and
achieve its vision. governWell™ is a comprehensive yet easy to use package of needed governance resources. A single source of valuable
governance programs, BoardBriefs, templates and tools, governWell™ will
enable your board to practice better governance and ensure better health
care for your community.
Our governance assessment includes a proven tool guaranteed to identify governance risks and create governance gain. We offer three levels of governance assessment services: AssessWell Essential™: Includes our basic governance assessment administered with no changes, recommended emails to send to the board, and a summary report that includes recommendations for board improvement. A one-time cost of $3,750. AssessWell Custom™: Includes all features of AssessWell Essential™ and the ability for you to modify the survey criteria to make it unique to your organization's needs. A one-time cost of $4,750. AssessWell Plus™: In addition to the selection of either AssessWell Essential™ or AssessWell Custom™, organizations may add a one-hour telephone consultation to further discuss the results, recommendations for improvement, and governance development opportunities. An additional cost of $750.