The Governance Institute, together with Thomas Jefferson University's School of Population Health, provides an expert-level quality training program for healthcare executives and board members.

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SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Governance Institute, a service of National Research Corporation, is continuing its partnership with Thomas Jefferson University's School of Population Health to present a one-day training program on quality and safety for board members in April in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. The program will be led by Dr. David Nash, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health.

This interactive training focuses on strategic issues involved in creating a cutting-edge quality and safety governance program. It 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 of completion from The Governance Institute and Thomas Jefferson University's School of Population Health.

"We need to keep advancing the efforts of healthcare leaders to pursue patient quality and safety as their utmost priority," said The Governance Institute's CEO Jona Raasch. "This training program provides valuable take-home lessons for board members, physician leaders, and healthcare executives looking to accomplish this goal."

The program will take place on April 7, 2015, at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Program tuition 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.

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 Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia, is nationally renowned for medical and health sciences education and innovative research. Founded in 1824, TJU includes the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC), one of the largest private medical schools in the country and ranked among the nation's best medical schools by U.S. News & World Report, and the Jefferson Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Population Health and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.