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New board members: Hit the ground running
As a new board member, you may find the responsibilities and duties of your organization overwhelming. It's important to make the most out of the education and orientation you're provided and find additional information when necessary. You're not expected to be an expert right off the bat, but if your hospital or health system has a good orientation process in place, you can keep pace with other members of the board and contribute to the group in a meaningful way.