Annual Meeting of the Boards

In October, we welcomed our esteemed leaders to the Charles Hotel for the Annual Meeting of the Boards. To begin, Board of Trustees Chair Tom DeSimone welcomed guests, discussed the previous year’s achievements, and announced philanthropic results; the team surpassed its $75 million dollar goal for the year and has raised more than $650 million for the campaign. He thanked everyone in attendance for their support and spoke to the ongoing importance of the Where Extraordinary Lives campaign.

Tom DeSimone
Board of Trustees, Chair, Tom DeSimone

Governance and Nominating Committee Chair Karen Morton took the stage to introduce new board members and to pay respects to those who passed during the prior year. Karen invited BILH President and CEO Kevin Tabb, MD, to give remarks, where he shared news about the newly announced collaboration between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and BIDMC. He gave the audience more insight around their goal to establish the region’s first and only free-standing cancer hospital.

After sharing a “BIDMC Year in Review” video, highlighting remarkable achievements, BIDMC President Peter Healy provided an update on the medical center’s finances, key initiatives, recent awards, and faculty and leadership promotions and new hires. Pete then presented both Helen Chin Schlichte and Pamela C. Scott with the Daniel J. Jick Excellence in Leadership Award in recognition of their longstanding efforts on behalf of the medical center. In particular, he highlighted both award recipients’ dedication to recruiting, cultivating, and supporting the next generation of diverse talent on our boards.

Helen Chin Schlichte and Pamela C. Scott
Helen Chin Schlichte and Pamela C. Scott

A faculty panel moderated by Trustee Advisory Board Vice Chair Diane Hessan, MBA, came together to talk about BIDMC’s commitment to excellence and innovation. Members of the panel included Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Chair Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH, MBA; Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Edward K. Rodriguez, MD, PhD; and Department of Pathology Chief Michael Roehrl, MD, PhD, MBA. The group discussed a wide range of topics from the future of healthcare, training the next generation, health equity, and the vital importance of philanthropy.

Tom DeSimone closed the evening, sharing his gratitude with the BIDMC leadership community. Guests gathered in the foyer for a cocktail reception to socialize and continue the celebration.

View photos from the Annual Meeting.