Strategy 1: Institutional Vision and Commitment

Recognize that transplant is unique from other health services. Hospital leadership demonstrates a commitment to making transplantation an institutional priority and to assure adequate organizational resources to develop a successful program.

To read more details about this strategy, download the full Transplant Resource Guide

This section has been reviewed and updated as of December 2018. To see past content, click on the Archive tab below.

Job Descriptions & Orientation & Competency Tools

Job Descriptions & Orientation & Competency Tools

  • Tools & Templates

    Organizational Chart Examples

    • Comprehensive Transplant Center – Organizational Chart ExampleDownload
    • Performance ScorecardDownload – Kovler Organ Transplantation Center, Northwestern Medical Center
    • Transplant Center Administrative ChartDownload
    • Transplant Department Reporting StructureDownload
    • Transplant Organizational Chart Example Download
    • Transplant Organizational Chart ExampleDownload – Methodist University Transplant Institute

    Academic Journals

    • Transplant Organizational Structures: Viewpoints From Established CentersArticle – Abouljoud, M., Klintmalm, G. and Whitehouse, S. (2012). American Journal of Transplantation, 12(10), pp.2623-2629.
  • Leadership Development & Literature


    Relevant Literature

    • A Model for Physician Leadership Development and Succession PlanningArticle – Dubinsky I, Feerasta N, Lash R. (2015), Healthc Q, 18(1): 38-42.
    • Measuring What MattersArticle – Axelrod DA, Schold J. (2016), American Journal of Transplantation, 16: 3315-3317. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14043
    • Potential Implications of Recent and Proposed Changes in the Regulatory Oversight of Solid Organ Transplantation in the United StatesArticle – Kasiske BL, et al. (2016), American Journal of Transplantation, 16: 3371-3377. doi: 10.1111/ajt.13955.
    • Success Factors for Social Systems to Increase the Number of Organ Donations—From the Perspectives of Mechanisms and Organizational BehaviorsArticle – Uryuhara, Y. (2018). International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 09(02), pp.59-70.
    • Transplant Program Personnel, Organization, and FunctionArticle – Freeman, K. (2018). Solid Organ Transplantation in Infants and Children, pp.877-889.
    • Transplant programs, centers, and institutesArticle – Abouljoud, M. and Whitehouse, S. (2013). Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, 18(2), pp.229-234.
  • Archive
    • Effective Succession Planning in Nursing: A Review of the LiteratureArticle – Griffith MB. (2012), J Nurs Manag, 20(7): 900-911. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01418.x. Epub 2012 Jul 26.
    • Healthcare succession planning: an integrative reviewArticle – Carriere BK, Muise M, Cummings G, Newburn-Cook C. (2009), J Nurs Adm, 39(12): 548-555. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181c18010.
    • Leading tomorrow’s healthcare organizations: strategies and tactics for effective succession planningArticle – Biouin AS, McDonagh KJ, Neistadt AM, Helfand B. (2006), J Nurs Adm, 36(6): 325-330.
    • Succession Planning: Aligning Strategic Goals and Leadership BehaviorsArticle – Coonan PR. (2005), Nurs Leadersh Forum, 9(3): 92-97.
    • Unique challenges for the pediatric transplant administrator – Article – Smith-Fields C. (2007), Prog Transplant, 17(2): 99-102.
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