Seeking Nominations for SEPN Board of Directors Friday October 9, 2020 St. Elizabeth Provider Network (SEPN) is accepting candidate nominations for three (3) open positions on Group C of the Board of Directors. The SEPN Board of Directors oversees the operations of SEPN. Group C represents independent participants in SEPN. Candidates can be self-nominated or nominated by another member of SEPN. Nominations must be submitted by e-mail to Brian Clifford, Brian.Clifford@stellizabeth.com, no later than 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, October 28. These three Group C Directors shall be elected from the submitted candidates by the independent participants. Voting will open Tuesday, November 10, and will close at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 1. Independent participants in SEPN will be provided with an electronic ballot for voting. The election will be at-large, as members may select up to three candidates, one for each of the open positions. The three new Group C Directors will be the three members who receive the three highest vote totals from the submitted ballots. Participating providers who have been approved as members by the SEPN Board of Directors on or before September 1, 2020, are eligible to appear on the ballot as candidates and/or vote in the election. Election results will be announced during the week of December 7. The new Group C Directors shall serve for a term commencing January 1, 2021, and expiring December 31, 2022. Not more than one Group C Director shall be a representative of any one individual practice. Directors for Group C need not be physicians but all Directors who are physicians shall be and remain in good standing as participating providers with SEPN, maintain valid and unrestricted licenses to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and maintain medical staff privileges or membership at SEH. In addition, no Director may be a participating provider in, or be an officer, manager, director, or trustee of, any physician hospital organization, independent physicians’ association, accountable care organization, or similar organization other than SEPN. The current directors for Group C are as follows: Dan Brannon, MD, Seven Hills Anesthesia, SEPN Board Chair (term expires on December 31, 2021) Ross McHenry, MD, Tri-State Gastroenterology (term expires on December 31, 2020) Brad Miller, MD, Radiology Associates of Northern Kentucky (term expires on December 31, 2020) Brian Shay, MD, The Urology Group (term expires on December 31, 2020) David Stanforth France, MD, Compass Emergency Physicians, (term expires on December 31, 2021) Emily Woeste, MD, Seven Hills Women's Centers (term expires on December 31, 2021) Requirements for SEPN board members: Meet the general requirements for SEPN. Meet the time requirements associated with being a board member including: Devote approximately 5 hours per month to board work including electronic communication and meeting attendance. Attend 80% of all meetings. Attend monthly board meetings. Participate on or lead a work group or board sub-committee. Read and responding to communication between meetings and reading agendas ahead of time. Attend other meetings, as needed. Attend and participate in board development activities. Possess an interest and commitment in the guiding principles, mission, vision and values of SEPN. Maintain a global perspective and strive to represent all constituents and stakeholders associated with SEPN. Advocate for all SEPN members, the communities served by SEPN and those who partner with SEPN to deliver care. Avoid advocating for one particular stakeholder, narrow interest or interest group. Possess no general material conflicts of interest that would affect the ability to decide/act in the best interest of SEPN and its stakeholders. A “conflict of interest” includes but is not limited to having a direct or indirect financial relationship with a person or entity that is competitive with SEPN. Conflicts addressed on a case-by-case basis by either the Board Selection Committee (for initial board) or board of directors. Demonstrate a high level of personal and professional integrity. Keep sensitive organizational/board matters confidential. Develop, over time, an increasingly sophisticated understanding of governance as it relates to the following: A clinically integrated network, including quality metrics and the role of technology. Healthcare delivery in the local metro market, including the role of private practices, health systems, payers and employers. SEPN basic financials and operating statements. Be familiar with provisions of the board’s bylaws, governing protocols and policies. Please contact SEPN (859-301-7376) with any questions.