New Governance Training Program in Quality and Safety


San Diego, Aug. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- August 16, 2013 (San Diego, CA) - 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 The Governance Institute's Leadership Conference in October at The Greenbrier in White Sulpur Springs, West Virginia. The program will be led by Dr. David Nash, dean of The Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health.

This is the second program of this kind. The first was presented in February at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL. A total of 33 attendees, including 26 board members and seven healthcare executives, participated in this inaugural training session, which focused on strategic and tactical issues involved in creating a cutting-edge quality and safety governance program.

This interactive training will include practical examples regarding the role of the board quality committee in quality and patient safety efforts, and will incorporate the perspectives of all affected stakeholders in the healthcare system. Participants will receive a certificate of completion 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 The Governance Institute's CEO Jona Raasch. "So boards have a vital responsibility to hardwire this into their organization's culture. This training program provides valuable take-home lessons for boards looking to accomplish this goal."

The program will take place on October 20, 2013, at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. 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.

In addition, Dr. Nash presented a webinar on this topic for The Governance Institute, as a preview to the training program. Visit to hear the webinar recording and for more information.

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About National Research Corporation

For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA|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 one of 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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About The Jefferson School of Population Health

Recognizing the need to integrate health promotion and wellness with clinical care, the Jefferson School of Population Health offers graduate programs in public health (MPH), health policy (MS), healthcare quality and safety (MS), applied health economics and outcomes research (MS) along with a PhD in Population Health Sciences. Its mission is to prepare leaders with global vision to develop, implement and evaluate health policies and systems that improve the health of populations and thereby enhance the quality of life.

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