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 Resource Guide, click here.

We are accepting submissions as potential contributions to the Transplant Resource Tools. Please email The Alliance at with any submissions.

This strategy is currently under review and revision.

Job Descriptions (click on link)

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



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.