Parent Organization: Core Element #3
The parent organization provides leadership and infrastructure. It is a crucial element to accomplishing system transformation that results in organizational culture change. This leadership promotes team and workforce success and positive patient outcomes. In addition, the parent organization is active in connecting health system services to communities to promote health and build healthy communities.
The parent organization exercises responsibility and control over policy, employees, expenditures, structures, and services it oversees. It creates and provides tools and technologies to maintain quality. It is a resource that invests in the community it serves. It is responsible to assure its resources are used to benefit staff and the patients they serve (Source: Working definition proposed by Maureen Smith, Gina Dennik-Champion, & Margaret Schmelzer, September 2016, Madison, Wisconsin).