Introducing “Intro to Health Care Governance”

July 15, 2021

WSHA, in partnership with AWPHD, is excited to announce a new online course offered by the Health Care Governance Education Program. Intro to Health Care Governance is designed specifically for board members and commissioners new to their position with a hospital or health system. Participants leave the course equipped with a deeper understanding of health care operations and the foundations of governance.

Intro to Health Care Governance is available free of charge for all WSHA and AWPHD members – just email to gain access. The course is approximately three hours in length and includes three video segments covering specific topics:

  • Segment 1: Board Member & Commissioner Orientation; Board Fiduciary Duties
  • Segment 2: Hospital Finance 101; Credentialing & Privilege
  • Segment 3: CEO Compensation & Performance Review; Legal & Insurance Risk Considerations

New board members and commissioners are encouraged to participate in this virtual course to ensure that they have the tools, knowledge, and resources to best serve their organization and community.

In addition, participation in all three segments of Intro to Health Care Governance counts as three credit hours toward the Health Care Governance certification. Executive leadership and board members can earn their Health Care Governance certification by participating in and logging 12 credit hours during the calendar year. WSHA and AWPHD offer a variety of events, webinars and approved peer learning events that include qualifying credit hours.

Visit the program webpage for more information on the Health Care Governance certification and upcoming courses.


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