The Tennessee Hospital Association Trustee Council’s mission is to gain involvement of as many trustees as possible statewide through education and regional networking. The members of this council are used to promote educational programs, along with the hospital CEOs.
Williamson County Medical CenterFranklin
|Rogers Anderson||Board Member||Williamson County Medical Center||Franklin|
|Amy Gallagher||Board Chair||Northcrest Medical Center||Springfield|
|Fred Gattas||Board Member||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital||Memphis|
|Marilyn Gray||Board Member||Cookeville Regional Medical Center||Cookeville|
|Thelma Traut||Board Chair||Baptist Memorial Hospital Huntingdon||Huntingdon|
|Doug Williamson||Board Chair||Maury Regional Medical Center||Columbia|
|Jeffrey R. Woodside, MD||Board Member||Hardin Medical Center||Savannah|
THA Staff Contacts
Director of Member Services
Board Certification Program
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
2021 Certified Boards
Three Star (100% of board certified):
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Marshall Medical Center
Maury Regional Medical Center
Tennessee Hospital Association
University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville
Wayne Medical Center
West Tennessee Healthcare
Williamson 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.
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence
- Texas Medical Institute of Technology