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Board Composition and Recruitment

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The Effective Board: Recruiting for Diversity and Competence

Deliberately ensuring boards are diverse in composition is a relatively new issue for the healthcare industry. This article describes the challenges inherent in changing the composition of the board to better reflect the community it serves. Tips for diversifying a homogeneous board are also presented.

(Sharon O’Malley, Healthcare Trustees of New York State, January 2006)

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