The Missouri Hospital Association has awarded a Governance Excellence certificate to a Carroll County Memorial Hospital trustee. Jim Gibson received the honor at the MHA Leadership Forum earlier this month.

The program was started in 2011. It is meant to enhance trustees’ skills and provide them with increased knowledge of issues in hospital governance in order to help them make effective decisions for their organizations.

To receive this certificate, Gibson had to attend a day-long session at MHA’s annual convention in November and complete six of eight independent study modules.

Press Release from Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Lake Ozark, Mo. — The Missouri Hospital Association has awarded a Governance Excellence certificate to Jim Gibson to acknowledge his completion of its new voluntary educational program for hospital board members. Mr. Gibson honored Thursday, June 13, at the MHA Leadership Forum in Lake Ozark, Mo.

“Not for profit board governance requires a special person with unique skill sets,“ says Jeff Tindle, CEO Carroll County Memorial Hospital. “Most bring their commitment and devotion to the organization as their number one skill set. Some Board members want to bring even more and along with their business experience seek specialized training and that is certainly the case with Jim Gibson. Achieving the Governance Excellence Certificate from Missouri Hospital Association is a true testament to Jim’s commitment to Carroll County Memorial Hospital. We are very grateful to Jim’s commitment and successful completion of this important certification.”

The Governance Excellence Certificate Program was launched in 2011 to enhance hospital trustees’ skills and provide them with increased knowledge of issues in hospital governance to help them make effective decisions for their organizations.

“Hospitals are complex organizations,” said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA president and CEO. “To add value to decisions about hospital operations and support a hospital’s work in the community, a trustee must have a thorough understanding of a range of responsibilities in governance practices and the integration of the hospital’s mission and values. The Governance Excellence Certificate Program is designed to expand trustees’ knowledge base and provide enhanced decision-making skills.”

To complete the certificate program, trustees were required to attend a day-long session at MHA’s annual convention in November 2012 and complete six of eight independent study modules. The 27 certificate recipients recognized June 13 serve as trustees at 19 Missouri hospitals.

For more information about Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website www.carrollcountyhospital.org or call 660-542-1695.

The Missouri Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association in Jefferson City that represents 152 Missouri hospitals. In addition to representation and advocacy on behalf of its membership, the association offers continuing education programs on current health care topics and seeks to educate the public, as well as legislative representatives, about health care issues.