Errol Biggs', PhD, primary research and consulting activities include work with hospitals to improve the governance of those organizations. He teaches governance in both the graduate on-campus and executive programs in Health Administration at the University of Colorado. He is also a faculty member of Innovative Healthcare Speakers, the Center for Healthcare Governance, and Chairman of the Practical Governance Group, all of which offer educational programs for hospital governing boards.
Biggs is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors; BoardSource; the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Medical Group Management Association.
Biggs has been involved in both the investor-owned and nonprofit hospital industries, including twelve years as the CEO of large, teaching hospitals, and directed the first merger of an osteopathic (DO) hospital and an allopathic (MD) hospital in the United States Additionally, he has served on several nonprofit and investor-owned boards of directors. He conducts seminars and retreats for hospital boards of directors, and is the author of several articles on governance. Biggs is also the author of a new book, The Governance Factor: 33 Keys to Success in Healthcare and co-author of the popular book, Practical Governance, both published by Health Administration Press.
Biggs' also conducts seminars and retreats for hospital boards of directors.
PhD Health Administration and Planning, Pennsylvania State University
MBA Health Administration, George Washington University
LLB Law, LaSalle Extension University
BA Business and Sociology, Simpson College
Areas of expertise
Publications and presentations
"Building a Better Board," Frontiers of health services management, 2015. (with L. Tyler)
"Influential leadership: Change your behavior, change your organization, change health care," Health Administration Press, 2014.
"Healthcare governance: A guide for effective boards," Health Administration Press, 2011.
"Criteria for selecting physician trustees," Trustee: the journal for hospital governing boards, 2005.
"Getting a grip on governance," Frontiers of health services management, 2005. (with L. Tyler)
"Conflict of interest: strategies for remaining'purer than Caesar's wife," Trustee: the journal for hospital governing boards, 2005. (with L. Tyler)
"Executives Ask: What have researchers learned about board governance? What additional useful knowledge is yet to be learned?" The Academy of Management Executive, 2004. (with WF Cascio, L Letendre, and JA Sonnenfeld)
"CEO succession planning: An emerging challenge for boards of directors," The Academy of Management Executive, 2004.
"The governance factor: 33 keys to success in healthcare," Health Administration Press, 2004.
"Board selection and composition--a shared responsibility," Healthcare Executive, 2002. (with L. Tyler)
"Practical governance: CEO performance appraisal," Trustee: the journal for hospital governing boards, 2001. (with L. Tyler)
"Governance. Terminating board term limits," Trustee: the journal for hospital governing boards, 2001.
"Selecting the right physicians for your board," Trustee, 2000.
"Practical Governance," Health Administration Press, 2000 (with L. Tyler)
"Cornerstones of Leadership for Health Services Executives," Journal of Healthcare Management, 1993.
Fellow: American College of Healthcare Executives
Member: National Association of Corporate Directors, BoardSource, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Medical Group Management Association