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Governing boards of health systems tend to be conservative and bound by tradition, often populated by pillars of the local community who have a vested interest in helping the organization succeed but who tend to be averse to change.

And yet, especially considering the effects of Covid-19 and recent societal upheaval around issues like structural racism and health equity, it is time for health care boards to get creative and adopt new procedures and practices, especially regarding diversity. They would be well served by pressure testing and changing some of their “time-honored” practices and modernizing.

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