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 more than 1,800 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 the Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership is 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.
Martin "Marty" Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post
Jonathan Bush, Chairman & CEO, athenahealth, Inc.
Third Rock Ventures Co-Founders - Kevin Starr, Robert Tepper, MD and Mark Levin
Governor Deval Patrick
2013 Inaugural Recipient
Thomas F. Shields, Chairman & CEO, Shields Health Care Group