ERIC Number: ED291324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Governance Alternatives for University-Owned Public Teaching Hospitals.
Whitley, Evangeline L.
The governance options matrix is provided to offer a way for state and university policymakers to examine the functioning environments of specific university-owned public teaching hospitals. With it, they can consider the benefits and problems involved with different options for governance. The issues related to the environmental factors affecting teaching hospitals are discussed along with how the assessment of the governance options could affect a hospital's teaching, research, service, and operation. The matrix on governance options for university-owned public teaching hospitals was developed by a small task group specifically to help policymakers define the short- and long-term impact of various government models on the functions of the hospitals. It was made to identity important issues for consideration at the legislative, state, or institutional level. Sixteen questions the policymakers must consider are listed and discussed, and it is further noted that for each of these questions, three basic areas should be explored as a first step, i.e.: Does the issue affect the teaching hospital and its mission? How important is the issue? Would a change in the location of the decision alter the actual decision? With this matrix, all parties affected by or interested in the governance can provide input, and the objectivity of decision makers is increased. Areas affected by the governance structure include quality patient care services, enhanced education and research, and organizational administration. A copy of the matrix with instructions for its use is provided. (SM)
Descriptors: Administration, Allied Health Occupations Education, Evaluation Methods, Governance, Higher Education, Hospitals, Item Sampling, Policy Formation, Program Evaluation, Teaching Hospitals
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.