Outstanding Staff Chosen to Represent BIDMC in The Partnership, Inc.

BIDMC Contact: Esther Kim Phone: 617-667-7367; Email: ekim37@bidmc.harvard.edu

FEBRUARY 03, 2017

Year long leadership program for professionals of color

BOSTON – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has selected Kori Anderson-Deasy and Charmaine Massey as participants in The Partnership, Inc., a year-long leadership development program for multi-cultural professionals. Anderson-Deasy and Charmaine Massey were selected for the program based on their leadership and commitment to the BIDMC community.

Since 1987, The Partnership, Inc. has collaborated with more than 300 regional institutions to more effectively attract, develop and retain multicultural professionals. The Partnership, Inc. programs involve peer mentorship, interactive discussion, networking, personal brand evaluation, and small group discussions that cross industry, racial, cultural and ethnic lines. BIDMC has been a sponsoring organization since 1990 and has sent 47 staff members through The Partnership, Inc. program.

“Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center takes great pride in the diversity of our talented and committed staff, as well as the diversity of the patients we serve,” said Peter Healy, President of BIDMC. “Through their commitment to outstanding work for the BIDMC community, Kori Anderson-Deasy and Charmaine Massey reflect the very best of who we are as organization, and we are pleased to support their professional development through The Partnership, Inc.”

Kori Anderson-Deasy joined the Office of the General Counsel at BIDMC in 2015 as an employment and labor attorney. She is active in the Boston legal community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. She is highly respected for her thoughtfulness, careful listening and sound judgment. Her commitment to BIDMC is reflected in her desire to grow her leadership skills so that she can continue to identify and implement effective strategies across the BIDMC system.

“Kori is a superb, confident attorney who displays leadership and dedication as she performs extraordinary work,” said Jamie Katz, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at BIDMC, who nominated Anderson-Deasy. “Kori is an excellent partner to different members of the medical center, and she fits into BIDMC culture very well.”

“I’m so honored to be participating in The Partnership, Inc. program this year,” said Anderson-Deasy. “It’s really inspiring to work at a place where my values align with the culture of the workplace. I feel truly privileged to be working with supportive colleagues who motivate me to be the best I can be every day.”

Charmaine Massey joined BIDMC in 2002 as an administrative coordinator in the Department of Surgery. She was promoted to many different roles before transitioning to her current role as Applications System Analyst II in Ambulatory Systems in 2006. Massey has led significant systems projects, including BIDMC’s Automated Appointment Reminders, Medical Record Scanning Technology and the Mass HIway initiative. Her excellent service, high quality projects and desire to help the medical center achieve its financial and patient satisfaction goals underscore her deep commitment to her work and the BIDMC community.

“Charmaine is unfailingly committed to our primary mission to achieve patient satisfaction,” said Amy Goldman, Director of Ambulatory Systems, who nominated Massey. “Charmaine is very well versed in outpatient operations. She brings her individual leadership style to her work. In numerous projects, Charmaine showed her tenacity and values throughout.”

“I’m deeply honored to be able to participate in this respected program, and I’m looking forward to this year,” said Massey. “I aspire to maximize my potential, strengthen my leadership skills and understand what it truly means to be an effective leader and inspire others to change."

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.