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Working Wonders for Tufts Medical Center

Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership

Ellen Zane Award for Visionary Leadership.

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.

2017 Recipient

Marty BaronMartin "Marty" Baron
Executive Editor of The Washington Post,
former Pulitzer Prize-winning Editor of The Boston Globe

Marty is widely regarded as one of the best news editors of his generation and under his leadership, the Globe won six Pulitzer Prizes. He achieved heightened prominence in 2015 and 2016 due to his portrayal in the film Spotlight and his involvement in the release of imprisoned journalist Jason Rezaian. The Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership will honor him for many contributions and accomplishments, most notably for the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Series.


2016 Recipient

Jonathan Bush, Chairman & CEO, athenahealth, Inc.

2015 Recipients
Third Rock Ventures Co-Founders - Kevin Starr, Robert Tepper, MD and Mark Levin

2014 Recipient
Governor Deval Patrick

2013 Inaugural Recipient
Thomas F. Shields, Chairman & CEO, Shields Health Care Group

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