What is the Governing Board’s Role in Quality & Patient Safety?
Hospital governing boards have a critical role and legal duty to ensure quality and patient safety and are accountable for the outcomes of patient stays and encounters. Boards lead the way for transforming health care delivery in the communities they serve. In the governance hierarchy, the hospital’s chief executive officer is directly accountable to the board for quality and patient safety. The board helps establish priorities for the organization and ensures appropriate resource allocation for this important work.
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