|By Wendy Johnson, The Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
By participating in MHA's voluntary certification program, Toboleski and the other trustees receive training on current health care trends; governance best practices; ethics; government regulations; patient safety; and quality. Participants undergo 35 hours of coursework, making
"With so many changes in health care policy and practice -- especially under federal and state health care reform -- hospital trustees want this kind of support to be strong leaders in their organizations," he added. "And earning this certification demonstrates a trustee's commitment to the patients and communities the hospital serves."
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