© Reprinted with permission of The Governance Institute, San Diego, CA, (2022)
The roles of health system parent boards and local subsidiary boards continue to evolve. As new partnership models are implemented across the country, governance structures are changing to meet new needs. Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and new affiliations require effort and execution across every facet of business operations. Therefore, it is imperative in this process that governance be considered much more than a line item in a lengthy project plan. Governance should be viewed as a critical enabler for not only the transaction at hand, but also for the future success of the entire organization.