The debacle at Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation has cast a spotlight on hospital governance. Certainly, the AHERF board's lack of oversight was a major factor in the Pittsburgh-based group's bankruptcy declaration last summer.
The changes facing healthcare make it more important than ever to evaluate the responsibilities and proper makeup of an organization's board. Healthcare governance is not for the timid or the uninformed.
Despite the challenges, many trustees have risen to the occasion and exhibited strong leadership. MODERN HEALTHCARE is looking to honor outstanding performance.
Two Trustee of the Year awards will be given: one for a healthcare services organization with fewer than 250 beds or annual revenues of less than $75 million, the other for larger organizations.
To enter, attach the form below to a letter of nomination that cannot exceed five pages. Criteria include accomplishments in leadership, strategy, community relations, finance and adaptation to managed care.
Entries are due no later than Oct. 29. Mail them to MODERN HEALTHCARE, c/o Alicia Pinkerton, 740 N. Rush St., Chicago 60611. Winners will be announced in our Jan. 17, 2000, issue.
The competition is co-sponsored by the Governance Institute, a La Jolla, Calif.-based organization that provides information services to healthcare managers, trustees and physicians.