Hospital board effectiveness: Relationships between board training and hospital financial viability

Carol Molinari, Laura Morlock, Jeffrey Alexander, C. Alan Lyles

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Abstract

This study examined whether hospital governing boards that invest in board education and training are more informed and effective decision-making bodies. Measures of hospital financial viability (i.e., selected financial ratios and outcomes) are used as indicators of hospital board effectiveness. Board participation in educational programs was significantly associated with improved profitability, liquidity, and occupancy levels, suggesting that investment in the education of directors is likely to enhance hospital viability and thus increase board effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalHealth care management review
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Health Policy
  • Strategy and Management

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