Tufts Medical Center is sad to announce the passing of Thomas F. Shields, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend, who died on April 2, 2015. Tom was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shields Health Care Group and Shields MRI. Together with his late wife Mary, he built Shields Health Care Group, a family business offering out-patient MRI, radiation oncology, positron emission tomography, elder care and dialysis services. Tom and Mary supported medical research including CURE, The Brain Science Foundation, respite care for the handicapped and disabled, and the medical care provided to the people of Haiti by CRUDEM. Tom was the recipient of many awards, including the Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership at Tufts Medical Center.