Trustees of hospitals and healthcare systems are under intense pressure. In fact, the rapid pace of change in financing, managed care, government regulation and physician relations has overwhelmed many governing boards.
Never have the experience and skill sets of healthcare trustees been so important to the vitality of the organization. Some board members have risen to the challenge and exhibited the special kind of leadership necessary to guide their organizations above the storm clouds.
MODERN HEALTHCARE and the Governance Institute are looking to spotlight outstanding trustees. This is the 20th year the magazine has sponsored a Trustee of the Year competition. The Governance Institute, a La Jolla, Calif.-based company that provides information services to healthcare managers, trustees and physicians, became a co-sponsor in 1996.
Two awards will be given. One for an organization with fewer than 250 beds or annual revenues of less than $50 million, the other for an organization with more than 250 beds or revenues exceeding $50 million.
All organizations that provide healthcare services are eligible to nominate a trustee. Letters of nomination cannot exceed five pages. The nomination should outline the candidate's recent and specific accomplishments. Criteria to consider include leadership in strategic development, community relations and helping the organization cope with managed care.
For additional information, contact Camille Croswell at 312-280-3173. Her fax number is 312-280-3183.
Entries must be postmarked no later than Oct. 30. They should be mailed to MODERN HEALTHCARE, c/o Clark Bell, editor, 740 N. Rush, Chicago, Ill. 60611.
Winners will be announced in the Jan. 18, 1999, issue of MODERN HEALTHCARE.