Board Roles in a Time of Crisis: Perspectives from Finance, Law and Communications


The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has abruptly changed every aspect of healthcare today. As health systems tackle new operational realities, assess financial concerns and address questions from their stakeholders, the media and the public, board members of these organizations have a seemingly endless list of strategic and tactical issues to keep up with.

McDermott Will & Emery, The Chartis Group and Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock have partnered on a webinar to help board members and the health system executives who engage with their board members cut through the noise and focus on the issues they need to track throughout this unprecedented moment. Looking through the lens of finances, legal and communications, representatives from the three firms will offer context and practical tips for health system board members on:

  • Fiduciary duty in times of fiscal crisis
  • Communicating in a crisis
  • The board/management dynamic in addressing pandemic concerns

The session will also include Q&A to dive deeper into the issues at hand.

Registration Information

April 2, 2020
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (EDT)


David Jarrard, President & CEO, Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock

Ethan Arnold, President, The Chartis Group

Ray Rogers, MD, Physician Consulting Director, The Chartis Group