Key Principles of Health Care Board Committee Practice

A well-organized, thoughtfully composed, and industry-attentive committee structure can provide substantial support to the governing board of a health care organization, especially when multiple items compete for attention on the board’s agenda. Rob Gerberry, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Summa Health, speaks with Michael Peregrine, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, about the role of board committees and why it is so important to monitor their formation and operation. They discuss common traits of effective committee practice and structure, delegated powers versus advisory powers, the importance of having independent members on committees, and some of the key issues facing health care board committees in 2024.