QHR's Learning Institute Announces Trustee Education Line-up for 2010

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The Learning Institute, a division of Quorum Health Resources (QHR), the nation's largest hospital management company and the 7th largest healthcare consulting firm in the United States, recently announced its trustee education offerings for 2010.

At the QHR Learning Institute, we have access to the experts and other resources hospital trustees need to be effective. Our educational offerings are designed to address the challenges hospitals face today and to help trustees become the strongest leaders possible.

The Learning Institute, a division of Quorum Health Resources (QHR), the nation's largest hospital management company and the 7th largest healthcare consulting firm in the United States, recently announced its trustee education offerings for 2010.

"The demands on hospital trustees are greater today than they've ever been. In addition to being experienced in board governance, trustees must also be skilled in strategic planning, financial oversight, credentialing, quality, hospital and physician relationships, advocacy and much more," said Learning Institute Vice President Bob Wiemer. "At the QHR Learning Institute, we have access to the experts and other resources hospital trustees need to be effective. Our educational offerings are designed to address the challenges hospitals face today and to help trustees become the strongest leaders possible."

The Learning Institute's 2010 trustee education line-up includes:

2010 QHR Trustee Conference - "Keeping Your Hospital Healthy in the New Decade"
March 4-5, 2010. J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ
September 14-15, 2010. The Ballantyne Hotel, Charlotte, NC

QHR's 2010 Trustee Conference (offered on two different dates in two different locations) is designed to provide trustees with current and relevant information that can help them successfully navigate today's challenging healthcare environment.

2010 QHR Trustee Pre-Conference Workshop for Board Leaders
March 3, 2010 from 12-5 p.m. - J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ
September 13, 2010 from 12-5 p.m. - The Ballantyne Hotel, Charlotte, NC

This new workshop - offered on the afternoon before the Trustee Conference begins - is designed to make board chairs more effective leaders: from the nuts and bolts of meeting management to handling sensitive physician issues. A "must-attend" for new board chairs - and a great refresher course for a seasoned leader - participants will learn to:
o Be more effective leaders
o Run an effective meeting
o Manage sensitive physician issues

Governance "How to" Webinar Series
Learn "how to" govern more effectively by following the practical step-by-step advice of governance experts presenting in this series of Webinars. Stimulate discussion at board meetings, strengthen the board's leadership and governance skills, and build a library of on-demand recordings for new trustees and those who want to revisit a topic. Participants will learn:
o How to make information technology decisions
o How to take advantage of emerging healthcare trends and strategies
o How to move your hospital forward through strategic planning
o How the board should prepare for disasters
o How to govern effectively
o How to communicate effectively with physicians
o How to avoid conflicts of interest
o How to govern a public hospital
o How to talk to other board members (and your CEO)
o How to build philanthropic support for your hospital
o How to moderate disruptive physician behaviors
o How to evaluate partnerships, ventures and other affiliations
o How to prepare your hospital for healthcare insurance reform
For Webinar details, including dates and times, visit http://www.qhr.com/learning.

QHR's Board Essentials
October 13-15, 2010. Renaissance Hotel, Nashville, TN

Ensure that your new trustees have the foundation of healthcare knowledge they need to lead your hospital forward. This workshop explores the fundamentals of hospital board member effectiveness. Participants will learn to:
o Perform the governance roles and duties of the hospital trustee
o Overcome the financial challenges facing today's hospitals
o Adhere to healthcare legal, regulatory and compliance mandates
o Strategically make decisions for the hospital

For more information or to register for any of these events, please visit http://www.qhr.com/learning.

QHR (Quorum Health Resources) has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR is the national market leader in hospital management and 7th largest healthcare management consulting firms in the United States. The QHR Learning Institute trains over 8,000 healthcare professionals each year. For more information, go to http://www.qhr.com.

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