Kaweah Delta Health Care District is governed by a board of directors made up of five publicly-elected directors, elected by zone for four-year terms. Each month, the board holds regular meetings
at Kaweah Delta.This governing body is responsible for the safety and quality of care, treatment, and services provided district wide. This board also establishes policy, promotes performance improvement, and provides for organizational management and planning.
The board's primary responsibility is to develop and follow the organization’s
mission statement, which leads to the development of specific policies in the
areas of quality performance, financial performance, planning performance, and management performance.
The board has the final moral, legal, and
regulatory responsibility for everything that goes on in the organization,
including the quality of services provided by all individuals who perform their
duties in our facilities or under board sponsorship. The board has ultimate responsibility for the
financial soundness of the organization. The board has the final responsibility for determining
the future directions that the organization will take to meet the community’s
health needs. The board is also the final authority regarding oversight
of management performance by our Chief Executive Officer and support
The Board is also responsible for managing its
own governance affairs in an efficient and successful way.
fulfill this responsibility, the Board must:
Board performance annually. Members of
the governing body are elected by the public and, accordingly, are judged on
their individual performance by the electorate.
written conflict-of-interest policies that include guidelines for the
resolution of existing or apparent conflicts of interest.
both as a Board and individually in orientation programs and continuing
education programs both within the organization and externally. As such, the District shall reimburse
reasonable expenses for both in-state and out-of-state travel for such
review Board structure to assess appropriateness of size, diversity,
committees, tenure, and turnover of officers and chairpersons.
that each Board member understands and agrees to maintain confidentiality with
regard to information discussed by the Board and its committees.
that each Board member understands and agrees to adhere to the Brown Act
ensuring that Board actions be taken openly and that deliberations be conducted
amend, and if necessary repeal the articles and bylaws of the organization.
an up-to-date Board policy manual, which includes specific policies covering
oversight responsibilities in the area of quality performance, financial
performance, strategic planning performance, and management performance.
review the District’s Mission,
Vision & Values statements every two years.