The Trustee Council has designed a hospital governance certification process that is unique to Tennessee, and enables hospitals to utilize best practices and demonstrate to lawmakers, regulators, physicians, employees, the business community and other community stakeholders that Tennessee hospitals:
- Understand and embrace the need for governance accountability
- Govern according to a standard of excellence
- Are willing to formally certify their adherence to governance best practices
2017 Certified Boards
Three Star (100% of board certified):
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Erlanger Health System
Marshall Medical Center
Maury Regional Medical Center
NorthCrest Medical Center
Sweetwater Hospital Association
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Wellmont Health System
Two Star (70-99% of board certified):
Henry County Medical Center
Best Practices and Other Resources
More information is available from many regional and national sources. These resources can be a great reference as board members navigate the governing process.
THA offers a variety of education opportunities for trustees, which satisfy the requirements of the THA board certification program.
Education for Trustees – Quality and Safety
Free access is being made available for a special quality and safety curriculum through the Institute for Health Improvement. Given the importance of the issues of quality and safety, this offer is being extended to trustees participating in THA’s Board Certification Program.
While the full curriculum examines issues related to quality and safety from a variety of perspectives, we feel specific courses may be of interest to trustees. These education modules can be completed as a group as part of a board meeting, or can be an individual exercise as schedules permit. All courses have three to five lessons lasting less than 30 minutes each. Each lesson is eligible for continuing education credit.
The entire course listing and other details may be viewed at www.ihi.org/lms/onlinelearning.aspx.