Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham Annual Gala
On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham hosted more than 800 guests at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel for its 17th Annual Gala, Dream A Modern Ball. At the event, BID–Needham’s President and CEO, John Fogarty, announced that BIDMC named its cancer facility in Needham the Lank Cancer Center in honor of Althea and Bertram “Buddy” Lank; the Lank family’s most recent gift supported the capital campaign for the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion in Needham. In addition, Carol Bolton Kappel, a member of the hospital’s Board of Advisors and a breast cancer survivor, shared her story about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment at both BIDMC and BID–Needham. With live and silent auctions and raffle, the gala raised more than $600,000 to support the BID Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion. Photography by Bill Brett.
Annual Meeting of the Boards
More than 270 attendees gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston for this year’s Annual Meeting of the Boards. In addition to remarks by Chair of the Board of Directors Daniel Jick and President and CEO Kevin Tabb, M.D., guests were treated to a video recap of the year and a moving speech from grateful patient, Phil Lipof, co-anchor of WCVB’s NewsCenter 5. Lipof also moderated an informative panel featuring John Halamka, M.D., chief information officer; Jonathan Kruskal, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Radiology; A. James Moser, M.D., F.A.C.S., co-director of the Pancreas and Liver Institute; and Hope A. Ricciotti, M.D., chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Pier Paolo Pandolfi, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Cancer Center, announced the appointment of Manuel Hidalgo, M.D., Ph.D., as the new director of the Leon V. & Marilyn L. Rosenberg Clinical Cancer Center and chief of the Division of Hematology–Oncology; he also recognized The Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Charitable Foundation, which extended its generous support of the cancer programs at BIDMC. Kidney disease researcher David Friedman, M.D., and diabetes researcher Anders Berg, M.D., were the recipients of the Dvorak Young Investigator Award, an annual honor bestowed on up-and-coming scientists established by Sheldon Simon and Ruth Moorman. In addition, Mitchell T. Rabkin, M.D., and Ted Ladd gave moving memorial tributes to Norman B. Leventhal and Carl S. Sloane, respectively; Leventhal and Sloane, both former chairs of the BIDMC Board of Directors, passed away in 2015. For photos from the event, take a look at our photo gallery. Photography by Theresa Johnson Herlihy.
On May 21, BIDMC’s Cardiovascular Advisory Committee welcomed 85 guests to the Four Seasons Hotel Boston for the educational breakfast, Changing Rhythms, where attendees learned more about the most challenging and prevalent heart conditions of our time. Chaired by Jack Manning, member of the Board of Directors, the program featured presentations by a number of leading faculty from the renowned Harvard-Thorndike Arrhythmia Institute at BIDMC, which is led by Mark Josephson, M.D., chief of cardiovascular medicine. The event also provided another opportunity to honor Josephson, who received the prestigious Paul Dudley White Award from the American Heart Association, for all his contributions to the field of electrophysiology. BIDMC is currently trying to raise funds for a chair in Josephson’s name. For photos from the event, take a look at our photo gallery. Photography by Theresa Johnson Herlihy.