Shore Health Systems
Shore Health System

Governance Guidelines

The Board of Directors for Shore Health System have adopted the following guidelines in order to enhance our governance. The Board will review and amend these guidelines as it deems necessary and appropriate.

Board of Directors Role and Purpose

Shore Health System, Inc., is a non-stock corporation organized under the laws of the State of Maryland. It is a non-profit corporation, no part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit of any private individual. Its primary role is to furnish health care services to all persons who require them, regardless of place of residence, sex, race, creed, national origin, disability, or financial status.

The Corporation shall deliver high quality health care services through the operation of The Memorial Hospital at Easton and Dorchester General Hospital, as well as other appropriate facilities.

Board Responsibilities

Shore Health System's business is conducted by its employees, managers, and officers, under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with the oversight of the Board. The Board of Directors holds monthly meetings at which it discusses, reviews reports and proposals by management, appoints medical staff, grants, modifies, or revokes clinical privileges, formulates and enforces policies, among other duties. The Board has the authority to hire independent legal, financial, or other advisors as it deems necessary.

Other responsibilities include, but not limited to:

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