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Hospital trustees earn certification
Hospital Authority Certification - 0510
Members of the Liberty County Hospital Authority who completed the Fanning Institute course were, from left, Jim Thomas, Will Darsey, Verdell Jones, Chairman Jon Long, James Rogers and Dr. Alan Baroody. - photo by Photo provided.
Members of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County recently completed a 12-hour hospital authority training program run by the Fanning Institute, a unit of public service and outreach of the University of Georgia.
The trustee certification program, which has been approved by the Georgia Hospital Association, presents the required material in a classroom environment through experts in law, communication, collaboration, leadership, governance, mediation and negotiation.
Trustee certification formally confirms the individual trustee’s participation in and/or support of initiatives to improve their knowledge of the healthcare field, leadership effectiveness and compliance with governance best practices. Certification is also a means to assure stakeholders that hospitals that participate in this type of training program hold themselves to high standards and accountability to their communities for their performance as a governing body.
All seven members of the hospital Authority completed all the requirements of the program. They received certifications at their May board meeting from Skip Teaster, community economic developer and public service associate with the Fanning Institute.
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