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Improving Healthcare Management at the Top by Milan Frankl, Sharon Roberts

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CHAPTER 4

Health Care Executive Management Composition—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

In Chapter 4, we explore the specificity of board composition in LHINs’ 126 acute care hospitals.

Boards are transitory, and hospital system characteristics are historical.

Subsequent research could have different results as the number of board members and their gender could change. In addition, hospital performance will vary and could be dependent on changes in the hospital environment such as use of LEAN Processes on administrative services.

We identify the board as the strategic decision-making team comprised of the upper echelons in organizations. Nonvoting members of the board are included if identified on hospital board listings as contributors to the ...

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