Governing boards might be the most misunderstood and under-utilized resource in the entire healthcare industry. Offering a mix of lofty vision, broad expertise, and deep community roots, hospital boards can be the key to sustainability and success – but only with the proper support.
As a mission-driven firm, Ascendient is proud to offer a specialized practice in coaching and training for healthcare governance. We work to leverage the passion and commitment of board members by helping them understand the nuances of nonprofit healthcare and giving them the tools they need to govern effectively.
With engagements fully customized to each board’s unique environment and expertise, we begin our healthcare governance work where webinars and conferences leave off. Beyond high-level concepts and theories of leadership, we dig in to understand the individual dynamics at play among board members and the executives they oversee.
Our approach is deeply supportive and practical. Joann Anderson, our practice lead, has spent more than 20 years as CEO and board member at multiple health systems, so she understands the inherent tensions of leadership – and the benefits of finding the perfect balance. From everyday governance to high-stakes affiliation, Joann’s know-how is grounded in empathy and experience.
Whether it’s coaching for new members, a full board, or just an executive committee, we can tailor an engagement to meet your specific needs.
Please contact us using the form below to better understand our practice in healthcare governance and begin the conversation with Joann.