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The Center for Healthcare Governance is the nation's leading resource for all things governance-related ... the place where hospital CEOs, trustees and executive leaders find answers to today's most challenging governance and leadership questions. We are the only organization you need to bring together your board, executive staff and medical leadership to achieve the results that your community deserves. The Center provides access to renowned health care governance experts such as Jamie Orlikoff, Dennis Pointer and Mary Totten, as well as an array of informational resources (online governance resources, publications, research reports, governance toolbox and more), conferences, consulting services and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. This enables members and/or customers to select and access exactly what they need in ways they find most convenient.

HRET 's (Health Research & Educational Trust) goal is to advance ideas and practices beneficial to health care practitioners, institutions, consumers and society at large. Its principal activities focus on identifying, exploring, demonstrating and evaluating key strategic health care issues affecting innovative health care delivery systems, educating the field about the implications of changing health policies and developing strategies for community health improvement.

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, collaborates with educators and health services organizations to expand leadership opportunities to ethnic minorities in health services management. The mission of the Institute is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in health services administration and to improve opportunities for professionals already in the health care field. To accomplish its mission, the Institute has designed several initiatives to generate significant long-term results through educational programs, a summer enrichment internship, professional development and leadership conferences.

The Physician Leadership Forum is a new way for physicians and hospitals to advance excellence in patient care. Through the Forum, the AHA will work more closely with the medical community to identify best practices and deliver value-based care. Participating physicians and hospitals will commit to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of care delivery.



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