Board members have different responsibilities from those carried out by the hospital's administration. Boards are responsible for the hospital's GOVERNANCE while the administration is responsible for hospital OPERATIONS.
Governance can be defined very broadly as the ultimate authority and accountability for the hospital. Governance involves setting policy and taking measures to ensure that it is implemented and operational zed. The Board hires the CEO and Chief of Medical Staff, and then allows the CEO to manage the Corporation within policy guidelines set by the Board.
Board members, individually and collectively have the right to ask for any information of administration which they deem necessary to help them to make informed decisions. It is incumbent upon the Board member to choose the right venue for questioning.
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