Rural Hospital Board of Director and Executive Leadership Video Series

This four-part educational series presents a variety of technical topics that tend to be challenging for both executive leaders and board of directors (BOD). Topics include corporate compliance, financial stewardship, physician compensation, and health equity. In this series, subject matter experts explain the importance of these topics on the organization’s operations and discuss key considerations for both the BOD and executives. In addition, hospital administrators will discuss how they addressed these challenging areas and share how these topics impacted operations and the overall mission of their organizations.

Series Format

The series includes four video modules. Videos can be watched in any order. Each module includes:

  • A 30-minute educational video
  • Discussion/reflection questions that can be used by BODs and senior leaders
  • Suggested activities to put learnings into action
  • Supplemental resources for more detailed information on topics covered in the module

Video Modules and Topics

Corporate Compliance

This video provides board of directors, leaders, and physicians a basis to understand what a corporate compliance program is and why the seven elements are important to include in a hospital’s corporate compliance program.

Financial Stewardship

This video discusses the board of directors’ role in financial stewardship for an organization. You’ll learn about key financial issues board of directors’ face and hear some best practices and tips on how you can improve financial stewardship in your organization.

Physician Compensation

Understand the importance of board engagement in physician-driven activities. Learn practical approaches and methods for engagement with management (and physicians). Discover how to govern the risk associated with physician contracts, and how to ‘lean in’ on the numbers related to provider arrangements.

Health Equity

This video defines and describes health equity and how it can be addressed within rural communities. Understand the unique strengths and challenges rural communities experience in addressing health equity, the social influencers of health, and ways hospitals can advance health equity, including what tools, resources, and systems might be employed and engaged.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $10,000,000 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS and $0 amount and 0% funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.