Welcome to the Board: An Orientation for the New Health Care Trustee : Welcome to the Board! helps governing boards address the question of how to orient new board members and keep seasoned members well informed of the latest trends in health care and boardsmanship. With case examples, checklists, discussion points, suggestions for additional reading, and an extensive glossary. Welcome to the Board! offers a concise, straightforward, and affordable way to keep trustee up to date on: The evolution of health care governance. The health care system, and how it is run. The fundamental structure, organization, and mission of a hospital. Board responsibilities, Individual trustee responsibilities. Board and committee structures. Board operations. Welcome to the Board! has been designed to serve as a cornerstone of trustee education. Veteran trustees and novices alike will find it provides a solid foundation as boards and their members evolve to meet health care's future.