Summer 2014 Issue of Great Boards Examines How Boards Can Add Value as Their Systems Develop/Evolve; Steps Boards Can Take to Achieve Exceptional Governance

The summer 2014 issue of Great Boards is now available and features articles on how boards can add value as their systems develop and evolve, and steps boards can take to excel and achieve exceptional governance.

In “Governance in Developing Systems: How Boards Add Value,” author Mary K. Totten interviews Casey Nolan, managing director of Navigant Consulting’s Healthcare Provider Strategy Practice, on how boards function, the challenges they face at each stage of system development, and what board members need to know to govern effectively and add value as their systems evolve.

In his final regularly contributed piece for Great Boards, governance consultant Barry Bader looks at how governing boards can add tangible value to their organizations. In “Board Development: A Marathon Not a Sprint,” Bader profiles New England Baptist Hospital and their multi-year board development process. He details the board’s five-year board development plan, which includes seven areas of focus with specific goals for each.

Two new resources for health plan boards have been added to the Great Boards website—a sample board meeting agenda and a sample board meeting evaluation, both courtesy of Presbyterian Health Plan, part of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, an integrated, nonprofit system of hospitals, a health plan and a medical group located in Albuquerque, N.M. The sample agenda was referenced in “Inside Two Worlds,” the June 2014 Center Voices column from Trustee magazine.