BRANSON Mo. — The Missouri Hospital Association has awarded 28 hospital trustees with Governance Excellence certificates to acknowledge their completion of its voluntary educational program for hospital board members.
The Governance Excellence Certificate Program was launched in 2011 to enhance hospital trustees’ skills and provide them with increased knowledge of issues in hospital governance to help them make effective decisions for their organizations. The trustees were recognized Thursday, June 12, at MHA’s annual Leadership Forum in Branson, Mo.
“Hospitals are complex organizations,” said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA president and CEO “To add value to decisions about hospital operations and support a hospital’s work in the community, a trustee must have a thorough understanding of a range of responsibilities in governance practices and the integration of the hospital’s mission and values. The Governance Excellence Certificate Program is designed to expand trustees’ knowledge base and provide enhanced decision-making skills.”
To complete the certificate program, trustees were required to attend a day-long session at MHA’s annual convention in November 2013 and complete six of eight independent study modules. The certificate recipients serve as trustees at 15 Missouri hospitals.
Certificate recipients included the following individuals.
Albany, Mo. — Northwest Medical Center
Boonville, Mo. — Cooper County Memorial Hospital
Butler, Mo. — Bates County Memorial Hospital
Clinton, Mo. — Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare
G.R. Lowe III
Fairfax, Mo. — Community Hospital – Fairfax
Fredericktown, Mo. — Madison Medical Center
Ruth Ann Skaggs
Hermann, Mo. — Hermann Area District Hospital
Jefferson City, Mo. — Capital Region Medical Center
Kansas City, Mo. — Saint Luke’s North Hospital
Nevada, Mo. — Nevada Regional Medical Center
North Kansas City, Mo. — North Kansas City Hospital
Betty Sue Cliff
Osage Beach, Mo. — Lake Regional Health System
Potosi, Mo. — Washington County Memorial Hospital
David Kuhlmann, M.D.
Unionville, Mo. — Putnam County Memorial Hospital
The Missouri Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association in Jefferson City that represents 153 Missouri hospitals. In addition to representation and advocacy on behalf of its membership, the association offers continuing education programs on current health care topics and seeks to educate the public about health care issues. --Submitted.