Silverman Honored for Service
BIDMC honored Lois E. Silverman's accomplishments as she concludes her four-year tenure as the hospital's first female chair of the Board of Directors with a celebration at the Mandarin Oriental.
Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart was a surprise special guest at an event that also included the traditional bestowing of a ceremonial white coat. All llving former board chairs joined in the ceremony.
The gala also featured a "white coat" ceremony, where Silverman was joined by all living past board chairs. The group includes:
Back row, from left: John Hamill, New England Deaconess Hospital, 1991-1994; Robert M. Melzer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1999-2002; Eliot I. Snider, Beth Israel Hospital, 1983-1985; Carl S. Sloane, BIDMC, 2002-2005; Alan W. Rottenberg, BIDMC, 1996-1999.
Front row: Edward H. Linde, BIH, 1989-1991; Edward I. Rudman, BIH 1992-1994; Silverman; Norman B. Leventhal, BIH, 1979-1982; Stephen B. Kay, BIH, 1994-1996 and incoming BIDMC 2009.
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