Annual Meeting of the Boards
More than 300 attendees gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on October 5 for this year’s Annual Meeting of the Boards, which offered a special celebration to mark three momentous anniversaries in 2016—New England Deaconess Hospital’s 120th, Beth Israel Hospital’s 100th, and BIDMC’s 20th. 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 video and live presentations that reflected on BIDMC’s distinguished past, recognized its current success, and envisaged its promising future. Featured clinicians included DeWayne Pursley, M.D., M.P.H., chief of neonatology, and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation. Danielle Remis Hackel also offered her personal thoughts on this special anniversary year. The program was graciously emceed by J.C. Monahan, co-anchor of NewsCenter 5 and Chronicle. For photos from the event, take a look at our photo gallery. Photography by Theresa Johnson Herlihy.
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.
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.