“Foley & Lardner LLP is a national law firm representing many of the nation’s largest hospitals and health systems coast-to-coast. Our clients are for-profit and not-for-profit, secular and religious-affiliated, public and private. But one thing with which all of our clients struggle is guaranteeing talented and committed leadership on their governing bodies. Finding board members who are able to bring the “4 Ws” (work, wisdom, weight, and wealth) and who understand the complexities of the ever-changing health care delivery system is no easy task. Add to that the increasing expectations and burdens on board members, and you can understand the challenge is getting more acute. That’s why we are proud to support and be a strategic partner to the NOBC. Nurses are key and valued members of our clients’ workforce. Nurses are fundamental caregivers and they have unique perspectives on the needs and opportunities for care improvement within many health care organizations. We hope that as the NOBC succeeds, then our clients will be better-served and our communities will have more robust and informed governance over their essential health care providers.”
“Board service can be rewarding to nurses both personally and professionally. It not only requires them to exercise leadership; it expands those skills and advances their capabilities and knowledge. It gives nurses the chance to meet people and enhance their professional networks. And it can be inspirational and empowering.” -Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) represents national nursing and other organizations working to build healthier communities in America by increasing nurses’ presence on corporate, health-related, and other boards, panels, and commissions.