Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Each year, Working Wonders for Tufts Medical Center presents several awards to honor champions in our community and raise vital unrestricted revenue for Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.
Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership
Ellen M. Zane served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children from 2004 to 2011. Over the course of her tenure, Ellen returned the Medical Center to financial stability. She strengthened its relationship with Tufts University, established its community physician network, which now includes 1,600 doctors, and launched its Distributed Academic Medical Center™ model, a partnership with community affiliates designed to keep more care in the community.
Under Ellen’s leadership, the hallmark of Tufts Medical Center has been the high-quality care it provides to its patients, among the most medically complex patient population of any full service acute-care hospital in the Commonwealth. Ellen was the first woman and first non-physician to have served as CEO in the 215-year history of the hospital. Because of Ellen Zane and her transformative vision, Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have brighter futures.
The recipient of Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership will be an individual who exemplifies visionary or transformational leadership within Tufts Medical Center, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts University School of Medicine, or the community-at-large.
2013 Inaugural Recipient
Thomas F. Shields, Chairman & CEO, Shields Health Care Group
Cam Neely Award for Courage
The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care was launched in 1995 in memory of his parents, Michael and Marlene, both of whom ultimately lost their battles with cancer. As the family member of a cancer patient, Cam understood firsthand how important it was for patients to be close to their loved ones during treatment. The Neely House – a home away from home for families in similar circumstances - was built to fulfill that need in 1997. He also realized that many other programs and amenities for hospital patients, such as bright and welcoming hospital rooms and family waiting spaces, would help to ease the overwhelming experience of cancer treatment. In addition, Cam has promoted the importance of cancer treatment and research, funding numerous clinics and treatment areas within Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.
A first round draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks in 1983, Cam came to the Boston Bruins in June of 1986, where he quickly became one of the most revered players in team history. Cam now serves as President of the Bruins, just the eighth man to hold this position in the history of the franchise, symbolic of his number – eight – retired by the Bruins in 2004. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005, and in September 2010, Cam was awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy, given annually for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup in the 2010-2011 season.
2013 Inaugural Recipient
Nicholas Claudio, 12 year old, Floating Hospital for Children patient
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This year's recipient of the Cam Neely Award for Courage will be an individual, affiliated with Tufts Medical Center or Floating Hospital for Children, who suffered courageously with cancer or other serious diseases or a caregiver who has selflessly provided comfort to those with these illnesses.