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Board and Governance

The MetroHealth System Board of Trustees is composed of ten voluntary members appointed by Cuyahoga County Council.

Per Section 339 of the Ohio Revised Code, the trustees are appointed or re-appointed for a term of six years.

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The Board and the following board committees meet throughout the year:

Audit and Compliance Committee

The Audit and Compliance Committee is responsible for the oversight of the quality and integrity of the System’s financial statements, the independent audit and review of those financial statements, and the System’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee

The Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee is responsible for the oversight of the development and implementation of policies and programs to promote equity, inclusion and diversity in the organization and to identify and remove barriers to health equity.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible, among other things, for coordinating the review of the President and Chief Executive Officer’s compensation; recommending the removal of a trustee, if necessary; and acting on behalf of the Board in an emergency situation.

Facilities and Planning Committee

The Facilities and Planning Committee is responsible for reviewing new construction and programs designed to maintain or improve the System’s capital facilities.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing the annual operating and capital budgets and routine financial statements, certain expenditures of operating funds, and other matters materially affecting the System’s finances.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for overseeing and supporting the Board’s governance effectiveness, including organizing board retreats and board training; conducting assessments of the full Board and Trustees; developing Board policies; and overseeing and recommending appropriate policies in the legal and contractual affairs of the System.

Quality, Safety and Experience Committee

The Quality, Safety and Experience Committee is responsible for assessing and promoting the System’s plans in the areas of clinical quality assurance and patient service improvement, including activities developed to improve the quality of services and enhancing patient experience and engagement.