Tufts MC True Blue Recipient: Michael Foley, Director, Radiology, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Nomination from Neil Halin, DO, Chief, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
“Mike Foley is the team member's team member. He has dedicated his professional career to Tufts Medical Center (under three different names!). He is first and foremost there for the patients. He spends more hours than he should making sure that diverse services such as Physical Therapy and Radiology are running at their most efficient to provide the level of patient care we all demand. His schedule is usually double-booked with meetings yet he will stop, ask a patient if they need help and then walk them to their destination, despite being late for his appointments. He works to make the limited budget he has stretch farther than you might expect by working with vendors to lower prices or increase services, and innovatively contract for supplies or equipment.
“Mike is the guy…who makes sure that you get the supplies or equipment you need because it is what is needed to take care of patients. For years, Mike has taken his pager on vacation with him (and spent way too much time working on problems) because it was “needed” to get the job done and continue to provide services. I do not know of a single employee that I can say has consistently been there for the patients, the employees and the institution – always working to forward the mission.”