Rural Health Care Governance Workshop


Serving on a hospital governing board is an honor but also involves leading an organization in one of the most complex industries. Whether you are new to the board or a seasoned veteran, governance education is critical to being an effective board member. In partnership with the State Office of Rural Health, Texas Healthcare Trustees is proud to provide the New Board Member Orientation and Governance Bootcamp that is designed to:

  • Provide an overview of the functions and responsibilities of the governing board;
  • Help board members understand their unique role in leading a hospital or health system; and
  • Discuss the unique challenges and opportunities in rural health care.

Program Outline

  • Health Care Governance 101
    • Trustees’ fiduciary dues
    • Management versus governance
    • Primer on health care finance and quality
  • Compliance 101
  • Best Practices in Governance
  • Health care trends

Registration Pricing

Member/Non-member: Free. This program is made free for rural hospital leaders thanks to support from the State Office of Rural Health.
Can’t make the program? All registrants will receive a recording of the session. Sign-in sheets will be available for hospitals who wish to hold the trainings in-person. Administrators can complete this and return to

Register via PDF

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is reserved for those who serve or work in rural hospitals in the state of Texas.


Kevin Reed, J.D., Partner, Reed, Claymon, Meeker & Hargett PLLC, Austin

Kevin is a partner at the Austin law firm of Reed, Claymon, Meeker & Hargett. He has practiced health law for over 35 years assisting hospitals and health care systems with regulatory and compliance issues, complex transactional issues, and medical staff peer review matters. Kevin also has served as General Counsel for TORCH for approximately 25 years. 

Fletcher Brown, J.D., Holland & Knight’s, Austin

Fletcher Brown is a health care attorney in Holland & Knight’s Austin office. Mr. Brown focuses his practice on health care regulatory compliance, hospital-based systems, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and physician practice management. Mr. Brown has been board certified in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2002. He is a former board member of a large federally certified health clinic serving the underserved patient population in Travis County, Texas, from 2008-2019, including serving as its chair from 2015-2019.

This webinar is being hosted in partnership with THT and SORH.