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  • “Ready for the Unthinkable” – Trustee Magazine, Oct 2013

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    By Rian M. Yaffe & Alexander C. Yaffe

    An emergency succession plan may never be used, but it’s still a necessity for every hospital.

    A key function of every board is to ensure that effective leadership is in place so that the institution it governs can continue to achieve its mission, vision and strategic goals. But what happens if there is an unexpected leadership vacuum due to the chief executive’s untimely death in a car accident or because of a heart attack? What does the board have to accomplish the next morning?

    Having a crisis management plan for an unplanned CEO vacancy should be on every board’s short list.


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  • The Expanding Role of the Compensation Committee

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    Rian and Alexander Yaffe co-authored a Monograph for the Center for Healthcare Goverenance focusing on the evolving role of the Compensation Committee.

    Historically, CEO compensation often was set by the hospital board chair or a small group of board leaders, with little or no input from the rest of the board. Even as compensation committees started to perform their roles more thoroughly, the full board was not made aware of the committee’s work or results. In recent years, increased regulatory requirements, the revised Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990, media attention and general public scrutiny have focused board attention on executive compensation. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), which links Medicare payments to clinical quality measures and the patient’s overall care experience, has further sharpened the focus on hospital, and therefore executive, performance. These trends and the introduction of performance-based variable pay plans have added goal-setting for and performance evaluation of the organization’s chief executive to the duties of the Compensation Committee. In this context, the role of the board’s Compensation Committee has expanded, in scope and importance, beyond setting top executive salaries. The committee has become responsible for clarifying a health care organization’s strategic goals and aligning their accomplishment with compensation.

    Today, the committee’s role continues to expand, as it is being called upon to oversee succession planning and senior executive bench strength development. It now performs virtually all important human resource functions related to the organization’s top executives.

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  • Navigating Succession Planning, Leadership Development, and CEO Transition

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    Because of the increasing complexity of the healthcare world, it is important for Board leadership to understand the bench strength of the executive team. Leaders promoted from within provide organizational continuity which can enable a smoother transition. This session will provide you with the tools to assess the bench strength of your executive team, identify areas where leadership development is necessary, and develop emergency and long-term succession plans.

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  • The Transitioning Leader: A Guide for Human Resource Executives

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    The need for broad leadership development of hospital executive talent is greater today than it has ever been. Hospitals have become extremely complex organizations with accountability to a diverse number of stakeholders and CEOs will be retiring in unprecedented numbers in the next five to ten years. This session will explore trends in hospital and health system CEO retirement and outline the steps to disciplined succession planning and CEO transition processes, including bench strength assessment, development plans, emergency succession plans, transition timetables, and stakeholder input.
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  • “Transitioning Leadership: A Guide for Human Resource Leaders” HR Pulse, Summer 2011

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    Hospital and health system CEOs are aging, and in the next few years they will retire in unprecedented numbers. At the same time, the increasing complexity of healthcare means it will take aspiring CEOs longer to prepare for the position.  Hospital governing boards are responsible for appointing the CEO, but HR executives can, and should, play an important role in ensuring the success of the transition.

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