Welcome to the Center for Healthcare Governance

Backed by the knowledge and resources of the American Hospital Association, the Center for Healthcare Governance (Center) provides state-of-the-art education, research, publications, services, tools, and other governance resources to help you achieve and maintain consistency and excellence throughout your governance program. Our community is dynamic and diverse, representing board members, executives, and governance advisors who are nationally recognized as the foremost voices in the practice of hospital and health system governance. We all share a common goal: to advocate and support excellence, innovation and accountability in health care governance. Learn more about becoming a member.

New from the Center

  • Center News & Updates

Hospital leaders need to get serious about patient satisfaction

  • Great Boards

Governance in developing systems: How boards add value

  • Center Voices

The perils of payment

  • Monograph

Boards and philanthropy: Developing the next-curve revenue source for health care

  • Trustee Workbook

Performance-based contracting: Emerging issues and considerations

Top Resources

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    The Center for Healthcare Governance presents its fall Symposium on leading and governing health care organizations. Learn More »

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    This webinar examines the challenging experience of physicians stepping into leadership roles – going from the practice of medicine to the practice of leadership. Learn More »

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    Assess the overall performance of your health care organization's board by completing our Governance Assessment Process survey today. Learn More »

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    In 2012 the AHA Center for Healthcare Governance, with generous support from Hospira, Inc., talked with two hospitals and two health care systems and convened a national panel of governance experts to explore "governance in the gap." Learn More »

  • Fall Governance and Leadership Symposium


    September 21-23, 2014
    Omni Parker House
    Boston, MA


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  • Healthcare Governance Conference


    July 24-26, 2014
    Hilton Anatole
    Dallas, TX


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