SAN DIEGO, July 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Governance Institute, a service of National Research Corporation, is excited to host the Governance Support Conference taking place August 9–11 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Event speakers include leaders and executives from The Ritz Carlton, Main Line Health System, and Carilion Clinic. Their topics will focus on applying governance best practices, first class service excellence, and cultural changes to an evolving healthcare market. Attendees include professionals in supporting governance roles, such as chief governance officers, vice presidents of governance, and executive and administrative assistants. Click here to register for the event.

Featured presentations include "Strategy vs. Culture: Which Takes Priority?," "The Board's Role in Quality and Patient Safety Performance Measurement," and "Applying the Ritz-Carlton Excellence Model to Healthcare." To see the full list of presentations, click here. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend networking events and hands-on sessions that dive into enhanced Online Board Portal and member Web site training for The Governance Institute.

Zach Griffin, General Manager of The Governance Institute and one of the presenters, commented on the upcoming conference. "Governance support professionals play a major role in the successful development of a strong and engaged board," Griffin said. "They have direct access to key healthcare stakeholders in their organizations, and it's imperative we provide them with robust education and tools that support a healthcare environment that depends on high quality, low-cost care."

The conference agenda is built upon The Governance Institute's 2015 Education Agenda: Intentional Governance Across the Continuum, Leadership Accountability During Times of Change, Effective Engagement of Clinicians in Leadership, Transforming Care Delivery through Health IT, and Health System & Provider Evolution.

For more information and to register, visit or contact Alexis LaFleur at or (858) 646-3442.

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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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