Medical professionals who serve on the boards of private, nonprofit institutions often do so with much more diligence than knowledge. Very little material exists to cover the range of issues that are so vital at a time when health care institutions face patient overloads, budget shortages, and calls for reform. Written by leading health care adv
David Nash is the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor and Chairman of the Department of Health Policy at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Jefferson is one of a handful of medical schools in the nation with an endowed professorship in health policy. Dr. Nash, a board-certified internist, founded the original Office of Health Policy in 1990. From 1996 to 2003, he served as the first associate dean for health policy at Jefferson Medical College. In 2004, he was named codirector of the master's program in public health at Jefferson, and was named as a finalist in the 15th Annual Discover Awards for Innovation in Public Health by Discover magazine.
William J. Oetgen received his undergraduate degree in psychology at Marquette University in 1969. He was a cum laude graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine, where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. He served his internship and pediatrics residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He subsequently completed his internal medicine residency at Walter Reed and volunteered to serve at the U.S. Army Hospital, Seoul, Korea, as an internist and flight surgeon. Completing his tour in Korea, Dr. Oetgen returned to Walter Reed for his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Oetgen was director of the coronary care unit at Walter Reed, and he completed his active-duty Army service as assistant chief of the cardiology service in 1986. He retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1999.
Introduction. Non-profit Organizations. Duties and Responsibilities of Directors. Quality of Care. Professionals Affairs. Finance. Auditing, Compliance, and Reporting. Legal Issues. Executive Compensation. Philanthropy. Strategic Planning. Governance. Future of Health Care Boards.