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 strategy is currently under review and revision.

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
  • Leadership Development & Literature


    Accepting submissions.

    Relevant Literature

    • A Model for Physician Leadership Development and Succession PlanningArticle – Dubinsky I, Feerasta N, Lash R. (2015), Healthc Q, 18(1): 38-42.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
The Alliance welcomes submissions to the Transplant Resource Guide & Tools.
Contributions can be emailed to with a statement providing approval for posting to this site.