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Trustee Education Certification Program

Are you prepared to lead?

In 2007, the Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation (NHAREF) developed a hospital governance education certification process, the “Hospital Trustee Community Accountability Education Certification Program,” known simply as Trustee Education Certification Program. Why should you become certified? The NHAREF has developed this special, voluntary trustee education certification to make a good board member great, and a committed board member an exceptional asset. This education certification is a process of verifying an individual trustee’s initiative to improve personal health care knowledge, leadership effectiveness and compliance with a variety of governance best practices. Certification is a viable way of assuring various stakeholders such as community members, lawmakers, regulators, physicians, employees and other businesses that Nebraska’s hospitals hold themselves to high standards and are accountable for their governing performance. Certification demonstrates that Nebraska hospitals:

  • Understand and embrace the need for governance accountability.
  • Govern according to a standard of excellence.
  • Are willing to formally certify their adherence to governance best practices.
  • Are committed to care management and coordination of resources.
  • Embrace community accountability and transparency.
  • Structure their community benefit and outreach programs to meet identified community needs.
  • Utilize data from the NHIS (Nebraska Health Information System) to identify and address areas of need especially for the uninsured and underinsured.
  • Utilize performance data to identify opportunities for improvement, and monitor progress to improve quality and safety.
  • Integrate local health efforts with state programs This certification process has been designed for hospital trustees as part of a larger effort to hold Nebraska hospitals to a higher standard of accountability. By its use, participating hospitals are demonstrating a commitment to improving performance of their boards, encouraging trustees to pursue ongoing education and educating trustees about their responsibility in serving their community. It also provides trustees with an opportunity to move beyond the basics of governance to a forward thinking, strategic understanding of the health care environment and how to move their hospital’s mission and vision to a new level.

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NHA Education Certified Health Care Trustees & Administrators 2017

  • Brown County Hospital, Ainsworth
    • John Gross
    • Ann Fiala
    • Ryan Welke
  • Bryan Health Board of Directors, Lincoln - Board Certified since 2009
  • Bryan Medical Center Board of Directors, Lincoln - Board Certified since 2009
  • Butler County Health Care Center, David City
    • James Egr 
    • Jason Lavicky
    • Diane Moravec
    • Jerry Roh
    • Bev Struebing
  • Crete Area Medical Center, Crete
    • Linda Stones
  • Faith Regional Health Services, Norfolk
    • Linda Miller
  • Friend Community Healthcare System, Friend
    • Aubrey Paulsen
  • Gothenburg Health, Gothenburg
    • Monty Bowman
    • Helen Cool
    • Mike Bacon
    • Ryan O'Hare
    • David Jobman
  • Great Plains Health, North Platte
    • Byron Barksdale, M.D.
    • Jay Engel
    • Newton Mack, M.D.
    • Mel McNea
    • John Patterson
    • James Smith, M.D.
    • Darrell Smith
    • Lance Polk
    • Margene Beatty
  • Harlan County Health System, Alma
    • Bruce Beins
    • Richard Calkins
    • Deb Nielson
    • Jill Stoelting
  • Memorial Health Care Systems, Seward - Board Certified in 2017
    • Donna Havener
    • Mike Hecker
    • John Hughes
    • Steve Kayton
    • James Swanson
    • Marlin Pozehl
    • Tammy Wissing
  • Pender Community Hospital
    • Mel Brokaw, Jr.
    • Penny Bruns
    • Lorraine Lander
    • Michael Minert
    • Leon Svoboda
  • Providence Medical Center, Wayne
    • Galen Wiser
  • Saunders Medical Center, Wahoo
    • Theresa Klein
    • Marsha Rogers
  • Thayer County Health Services, Hebron
    • Craig Pope
    • Karen Dahlkoetter
  • Tri Valley Health System, Cambridge
    • Clark Andrews
    • Randy Heitmann
    • Patrick Horwart
    • Cathy Kubik
    • Reginald Warner
    • Kristy Witte
  • Valley County Health System, Ord - Board Certified since 2013
    • Dr. Charles Blaha
    • Nathan Flessner
    • Gary Garnick
    • Nancy Glaubke
    • Morley Koll
    • Roger Lansman
    • Carl Streeter 
    • Michelle Zangger