The Role of a Rural Hospital’s Board in a Time of Crisis: Part 2

Presenter: Peter Goodspeed, Vice President of Executive Search
Date & Time:
November 13, 2020 at 12pm CT


Due to overwhelming positive feedback about Part 1, I will update this topic and discuss what successful boards are doing in 2020 to weather the COVID-19 storm. Part 1 of this series focused on a March 2020 Deloitte paper titled “Stepping In: The Board’s Role in the COVID-19 Crisis.” This paper emphasized, “The Board should play a supportive internal role, not a public facing one; it must retain its independence but must also be prepared to intervene if the management team is compromised, not available because, for example, they are ill from the virus, or if management specifically requests help from the Board.”

Our Part 2 webinar will discuss how specific hospital boards are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and provide examples of successes and failures at the board level.


Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will understand:

1.   Examples of successful and not-so-successful responses by hospital boards to the COVID-19 crisis

2.   Where did board leadership succeed, where did it fail, and why

3.   What lessons can we learn

Interesting Facts:

•   Anosmia (loss of smell) is a symptom

•   The COVID-10 virus can live on surfaces for days

•   People with type A blood may be more susceptible

•   You may already have been infected

•   Reinfection may be possible