Hospital Leadership Training

The program includes experienced professors from Georgia Southern’s Masters of Public Health and Masters of Healthcare Administration programs who developed and deliver the state-mandated educational training for hospital executives and board members (H.B. 769). We are pleased to announce that required board members and executives of all participating hospitals successfully completed the initial training requirement by the deadline of Dec. 31, 2020.

New board members should complete training on Standard 1 through one of our monthly live webinars prior to their installation. New CEOs and CFOs have 60 days from their start date to complete Standard 1. All new board members and executives have one year from their installation date to complete all 8 Standards.

Participants are considered “certified” after passing quizzes on all 8 Standards and are certified for 2 years from their certification due date, or 3 years from their hiring/appointment date.

See information on the training requirements and timelines from the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center.

Please email us at education@gha.org with any questions or as you have changes to your board or executive membership so that we can update their status in the program.


Initial Certification

All training is currently offered virtually, with live webinars for Standard 1, and self-paced learning provided for Standards 2-8. Additional training options will be added as circumstances change related to COVID-19

Standard 1

Live webinars offered the second Tuesday of every month from noon -2 p.m. Please register at least one week in advance. See and register for upcoming sessions or visit GHA Events page.

Standards 2 – 8

On demand modules available 24/7 through Folio, Georgia Southern's online learning management system.

  • Please note that successful completion of the Standard 1 training and assessment is required prior to training on the remaining standards

Recertification

All trustees, CEOs and CFOs who were in their position prior to Jan. 1, 2020 and completed their initial certification by the end of 2020 are fully certified through the end of this year. In order to be recertified, you must complete 8 hours of approved training prior to Dec. 31, 2022. (See a timeline.) This can be accomplished through 1 of the 3 following pathways, as defined by the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center (GRHIC):

Pathway 1: Repeat the full 8 hours of training on the original 8 Standards. This can be done entirely online through Folio, Georgia Southern University’s learning management system. The standards can be repeated in any order, and participants can choose to watch videos of recorded trainings or complete them through a combination of reading and short videos.

Pathway 2: Complete 7 hours of new “Recertification Units” training, plus a 1-hour refresher.

Recertification Units: GHA will announce educational activities as they are approved by the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center for Recertification Units.  This will include both in-person meetings and webinars. GHA offered 4 hours of Recertification Units in 2021, and 21 hours of Recertification Units to date in 2022. Upcoming opportunities to earn Recertification Credit include:

  • Center for Rural Health Meeting on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.- 1.5 hours of Recertification Units- click here to view the agenda and register at no charge, or email education@gha.org if you need assistance
  • The Current State of Digital Marketing in Healthcare on March 2 at 11:30 a.m.- 1 hour of Recertification Units- click here to view more detail on the session, but please email education@gha.org to be registered at no charge

 

1-hour Refresher: The next live session of our 1-hour review of the original 8 standards will be Feb. 17 at 1 pm, but you can also view a recording of the training and complete the quiz in Folio at any time. Please note this review course, also marketed as a “Refresher” training, is not required if you are planning to repeat the original curriculum as noted above. It is only required for Pathway 2 or 3. Also, the Refresher training does not need be taken live or before taking any other training-- it simply needs to be completed by the recertification due date (12/31/2022 for most participants, unless noted otherwise on the attached report).

  • Pathway 3: Complete a hybrid of the offered training by repeating any combination of the original standards and new training totaling 7 hours, plus the 1-hour refresher course.  Please note that while there are 8 original standards totaling 8 hours, the standards vary in length and hours of credit. Refer to the chart below to help plan the most effective use of your time.

Standards

Time

Standard 1: Governance, Liability & Accountability

2 hours

Standard 2: Regulations/Legal

1.25 hours

Standard 3: Finance

1 hour

Standard 4: Compliance

45 minutes

Standard 5: Ethics

1.25 hours

Standard 6: Continuum of Care

30 minutes

Standard 7: Strategic Planning

1 hour

Standard 8: Grants 

15 minutes

Whichever path you choose, we are here to help guide you.