Trustee Guidebook

What's Inside?

The guidebook series includes modules on:

  • Texas trustees and governing boards;
  • Hospital management and administration;
  • Medical staff;
  • Regulatory entities;
  • Finances;
  • Quality management;
  • Strategic planning;
  • The hospital’s role in the community ;
  • Trustees as health advocates;
  • Joint ventures; and
  • Health care acronyms and definitions.

The series is designed so that you can add your own hospital or health system information as well.

Health care board members work in one of the most complex industries. It is imperative that board members understand the health care landscape, and more importantly, how to properly govern and lead an organization. The Trustee Guidebook series provides an in-depth look into the pillars of health care governance.

The books included in the Trustee Guidebook series are:

  • Advocacy and Political Activity;
  • The Board Chair 
  • Community Health and Relations;
  • Finance and Reimbursement;
  • Governance;
  • The Governing Board and the CEO;
  • Health Care Delivery;
  • Nursing and Allied Health Professionals;
  • Physicians and Medical Staff; and
  • Quality and Patient Safety.

Click here to see an overview of each module.

You can purchase each topic as a separate book or purchase the entire series for a special price.

Click here to order the Trustee Guidebook 


Click here if you prefer a PDF order form.


To accompany the Trustee Guidebook, THT provides Trustee Online, a video library to allow you to access education 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. The topics compliment those covered in the Trustee Guidebook series (which can be used as a supplemental resource). You will be able to watch video presentations from industry leaders who will help you successfully lead your organization.

Special thanks to our partners Merritt Hawkins and Staff Care for their support and help in developing both the Trustee Guidebook and Trustee Online. THT has selected Merritt Hawkins and Staff Care, companies of AMN Healthcare, as partners for professional development, assisting THT with projects including new education forums and resources, white papers, surveys and more.

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