On Board with Quality

May 2011
HealthLeaders Magazine;May2011, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p60
The article focuses on the role of hospital board members in the operation of its organization. It relates the involvement of WellStar Health System board of trustees member Jeffrey Tharp in the making sure physicians go through a face-to-face safety training program. It narrates the case of Emerson Hospital wherein its board of directors took the initiative to set up six categories of hospital-acquired infections. Jim Conway of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement says that federal agencies are watching closely the responsibility of board members.


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