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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 January 2020 with the help of our partners at governWell, KHA is pleased to provide members with this resource specifically designed for hospital trustees/board members:
Kansas Health Care Terms and Abbreviations. This resource is also available in a customizable version so you can add your hospital specific terms and abbreviations. Go to Kansas governWell to download the Word or Publisher version.
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.
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.
The 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.
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. Trustees also are encourages to Take Action on issues important to health care in Kansas.
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).