THT’s online Board Governance Toolkit provides you with the necessary tools to lead and support your hospital or health care system.
THT recommends that hospital and health system boards establish self-assessment as a recurring process with a formal assessment performed at least once a year. The self-assessment can reflect both the quality of the board’s experience, as well as assessing its effectiveness against the important responsibilities of serving the patients of the community it represents.
Certified Healthcare Trustee
THT's Certified Healthcare Trustee designation is for board members who have served on a hospital or health system board in Texas for at least one year and have committed themselves to further knowledge through continuing education and improving their personal health care knowledge. The designation serves to provide board members with a way to demonstrate their competencies in health care and governance.
Nurses on Board
Nursing is one of the most trusted and respected professions in the country yet nurses are underrepresented in hospital and community board membership. Texas Healthcare Trustees and Texas Team Advancing Health Through Nursing created a program to increase nurse participation on health care and community boards of directors. THT and Texas Team will provide nurses across the state with governance and leadership education in order for them to be even more valuable assets to both hospital and community boards. This program includes educational sessions on governance for nurses as well as providing tools and resources to help them become successful leaders and community health advocates.
Many health care board members dedicate significant amounts of their time to work toward improving health care delivered to their community. They also serve as advocates of the health care industry and champions of their hospital. If there is someone on your board of directors who has gone above and beyond, take a moment to nominate them for one THT's distinguished awards; the Founders' Award and the THT Advocate of the Year Award.