232037 Organizational Health Governance and Management of Faith-based Health Care Activities

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Paul Armerding, MD, FACS , Medical Compass, Missoula, MT
Christian hospitals continue to provide health care services world-wide, often in challenging environments. While the leaders of Christian hospitals face limits in changing their external situations, they can improve their internal organization and practices to enhance morale and efficiency. Further, by regularly assessing their situations and community needs, they can fashion their programs of care to more appropriately address community needs. The results of various surveys of existing health care institutions will be discussed, and against this background, current best practices in governance and management, especially strategic planning, will be presented.

Learning Areas:
Public health administration or related administration

Learning Objectives:
1. List organizational and governance issues affecting hospitals in developing countries 2. Discuss research results regarding the current state of governance and management of Christian hospitals overseas 3. Discuss current best practices for addressing these issues

Keywords: Hospitals, Developing Countries

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: 20 years of international experience
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.