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noun bureau, cabinet, commission, consistory, consultative body, council, court, curia, directorate, directorship, governing body, judicatory, management, presidium, tribunal
Associated concepts: advisory boards, board of aldermen, board of arbitrators, board of directors, board of education, board of elections, board of equalization, board of examiners, board of finance, board of health, board of medical examinnrs, board of public works, board of review, board of special inquiry, board of supervisors, board of trade, board of trustees, de facto boards, draft board, local board, maritime board, qualification board, revenue board, welfare board, zoning board
See also: agency, assembly, bench, body, bureau, chamber, commission, committee, council, enter, inhabit, lodge, management, reside

BOARD. This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution; as, the board of aldermen; the board of directors of the Bank of North America. The majority of the board have in general the power to perform the acts of the whole board, but sometimes they are restrained by their charters, and it requires a greater number to perform certain acts.

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I mean, it was getting to the stage of one of those Second World War prisoner of war camps where so many bed boards had been taken to shore up escape tunnels there was virtually nothing left to support the sleeper.
Cooper says that intrahospital phone calls related to patient flow have just about stopped, since everyone who needs patient-flow data uses the electronic bed board.
Medworxx Utilization Management system--flagship of Medworxx Patient Flow that includes electronic bed board and independent assessment components--currently serves 30% of the acute care beds in Canada.
When each phone call is placed, the information is automatically entered into the centralized bed control system and can be accessed immediately by keying the bed board on a computer.
The United defender, who sleeps on a bed board on away trips to ease the problem, said: "Last year I was trying to come back too quickly.
And in this time of unprecedented change, Medworxx Patient Flow, including Medworxx Utilisation Management and Medworxx Bed Board offers help for overcapacity, excessive wait times, readmissions and other patient flow related gridlocks for every organization in the NHS.
Yet virtually none of the hospitals have automated the bed-control function, preferring instead to maintain the manual bed board in the admitting office.
Tele-Tracking has an established client base in Canada, but Queensway Carleton Hospital is the first Canadian hospital to license the complete patient flow suite including its automated electronic bed board.