Since quality of care is central to the mission of every hospital and health system, there is an increasing demand for the boardís active role in inspiring even greater quality performance. This imperative has taken on a new urgency as quality is increasingly recognized as fundamental to a hospitalís mission of providing safe, cost-effective, and affordable health care.
HAP has partnered with the American Hospital Associationís Center for Healthcare Governance and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority to provide the Quality Curriculum for Trustees with hospital boards in Pennsylvania.
The Quality Curriculum for Trustees is designed to:
Enhance board membersí abilities to make the clear connection between their work in the boardroom, the performance of their organization, and the well-being of patients and the community.
Provide the tools board members need to effectively drive their hospitalís quality and safety initiatives.
Provide the flexibility to be customized based on individual organizational strategy, mission, and vision.
The curriculum is timely and relevant for any organization interested in improving quality performance, or more effectively driving quality and patient safety initiatives. As a governance resource, the curriculum offers value for trustees and executives of hospitals and health care systems, as well as related organizations with responsibilities or oversight related to quality and patient safety.
If you are interested in finding out more about the program, or would like to participate in the curriculum, contact HAPís Kelly Thompson. Additional information about the curriculum†is available from the American Hospital Associationís Center for Healthcare Governance.