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2011 Trustees of the Year: Michael Voisin—large hospital

2011 Trustees of the Year: Michael Voisin—large hospital

By Linda Wilson  |  February 14, 2011

When Michael Voisin joined the board of commissioners at Terrebonne General Medical Center in 1997, board meetings averaged seven hours. That's because his tenure at the 305-bed public hospital in Houma, La., began amid turmoil.

2011 Trustees of the Year: Mark Mossman—small hospital

2011 Trustees of the Year: Mark Mossman—small hospital

By Linda Wilson  |  February 14, 2011

As the economy spiraled downward in 2007, the board of directors at Virginia Gay Hospital debated whether to go ahead with a multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign to renovate the 25-bed critical-access facility. It wasn't an easy decision.

Board members rise to challenges

By Jim Gauss, president and CEO, Witt/Kieffer  |  February 14, 2011

With all due respect to Charles Dickens, it's the best of times—and the worst of times—to be sitting on the board of a hospital or health system.

How we selected the trustees

February 14, 2011

This year, 47 nominations were received for the Trustee of the Year awards program, co-sponsored by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, based in Oak Brook, Ill. Nominations were accepted from Oct. 4-Dec. 17. The categories were expanded, and some of the criteria changed compared with previous years.

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