The Governance Institute, together with The Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health, provides a university-level quality training certificate program for healthcare executives and board members.

Lincoln, Nebraska, UNITED STATES

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Governance Institute, a service of National Research Corporation, is continuing its partnership with The Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health to present a one-day training program on quality and safety for board members who attend an upcoming Leadership Conference hosted by The Governance Institute on March 9, 2014, at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. The program will be led by Dr. David Nash, dean of The Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health.

This interactive training focuses on strategic and tactical issues involved in creating a cutting-edge quality and safety governance program. The program will include practical examples of the board's role and the role of the quality committee in quality and patient safety efforts, and will incorporate the perspectives of all affected stakeholders in the healthcare system. Upon successful completion of the course, board members will receive a certificate from The Governance Institute and The Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health. "There is a critical need to ensure that patients receive the best quality care without harm, at all times," said Jona Raasch, CEO of The Governance Institute. "Boards have a vital responsibility to hardwire this into the cultures of their organizations. This training program provides valuable take-home lessons for boards looking to accomplish this goal."

This is the third program of this kind. The first was presented in February 2013 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, and the second was presented in October 2013 at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Attendees included healthcare board members and executives.

Program tuition for March 9 in Tucson, Arizona, is $495 for members and $595 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit or contact Alexis LaFleur at or (858) 646-3442.

The Governance Institute will offer the training program again on September 14 at a summer Leadership Conference at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

About The Governance Institute  
The Governance Institute provides trusted, independent information and resources to board members, healthcare executives, and physician leaders in support of their efforts to lead and govern their organizations.

The Governance Institute is a membership organization serving not-for-profit hospital and health system boards of directors, executives, and physician leadership. Membership services are provided through research and publications, conferences, and advisory services. In addition to its membership services, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases governance practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.

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The Governance Institute is a service of National Research Corporation.

About National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.

Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction firms in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management.

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