Note from Kevin

Dear BIDMC Board Member,

I hope this note finds you well and enjoying the autumn months. I am pleased to send you an update on our fourth quarter for Fiscal Year 2022. As we closed out this fiscal year, our team at BIDMC worked tirelessly to raise more than $75 million for the year. In addition, we are continuing to make exciting progress in our Where Extraordinary Lives campaign, with more than $577 million raised as of September 30.

On October 20, we hosted our Annual Meeting of the Boards—live and in-person for the first time in three years. It was wonderful to see everyone, and meet some of our board members for the first time. Thank you to all who joined us for this special evening to celebrate Carol Anderson’s term at the helm of the Board of Trustees. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Carol for her dedication to BIDMC over the past four years, and to all our event speakers. It was also wonderful to welcome new board members and hear from Pete Healy about the state of the medical center. Please visit our Annual Meeting page for photos and highlights, including this video about our new inpatient building.

The area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) remains a key focus. I hope you will read this issue’s Focus on Diversity page, which highlights the Institutional Strategic Plan for Innovation, Research & Education (InSPIRE), led by Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD. DEI is an essential part of this initiative, which aims to propel our academic mission further, with an emphasis on nurturing the next generation of leading scientists.

I also encourage you to read more about Cherié Butts, PhD, in this issue’s Leadership Spotlight. Cherié is a distinguished leader in our community who serves as a mentor to our next generation and a liaison for researchers and clinicians from the public and private sectors. We are thankful for her many contributions to BIDMC and its research enterprise.

We are saddened by the passing of Alan Lewis, Leadership Board member emeritus; Mary Ann Snider, Leadership Board member emerita; and dear friends Sandra “Sandy” Golding and Brenda Tanger. They were all longstanding members of our community and will be greatly missed. I offer my deepest condolences to their families.

These are exciting times at BIDMC, with our new inpatient building opening in less than five months. I am constantly reminded that your leadership and dedication to the medical center make our continued success possible. On behalf of the communities we serve, I am grateful for all that you do.

Sincerely,

Kevin McAteer
Vice President, Philanthropy
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center