Quote from MLOS
The answer lies in who comprises the Board of Trustees and how trustees get on the board.
Start with the website for the specific hospital you're interested in to find out this info.
All members of the Board of Trustees are unpaid volunteers.
Several openings on the board came up due to unscheduled resignations. Basically the new members got on not by any selection process but by default as they were the only one's willing to sit on this board.
That is a good question. How they get on the board. I believe it is normally by some kind of election. Who elects them I have no clue.
Well I looked at thier site before finishing this last post. Here is what I found:
It is a "Not For Profit 501[c]3 organization governed by a volunteer board of community members"
They are supported by thier own foundation.
I looked at thier web site. It states that the boards consist of "community members who volunteer their time." (I notice that 1/4 were physicians and the CEO was listed as a board member?!)
The Mission was to provide health services "to the people of the Community"
What does this all mean or tell us, if anything?