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Thomas J. Hollister to lead Tufts Medical Center Board of Trustees


BOSTON – Ellen M. Zane, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center, announced today that Thomas J. Hollister, COO, CFO and Director of Global Partners LP, will serve as Chairman of the Medical Center’s Board of Trustees.

“Tom is smart, strategic and truly dedicated to Tufts Medical Center,” Zane said. “As hospitals around the country face unprecedented change, having a leader of Tom’s caliber chairing the Board will be a great strength. His insight and strategic vision will provide outstanding leadership as our Board continues to steer our institution through growth and a changing health care environment.”

Hollister succeeds Joseph Campanelli, President and CEO of Flagstar Bancorp. Campanelli chaired Tufts Medical Center’s Board of Trustees for five years and will remain a member of the Board.

“I am honored to take this leadership position at Tufts Medical Center. As a Board member, I have seen this institution stabilize and grow, always remembering its commitment to its patients, to medical students and to research. Through Joe Campanelli and Ellen Zane’s capable hands, Tufts Medical Center has been placed in an excellent position to tackle the changes of health care reform and to succeed. I look forward to being the Board chairman during the exciting time,” said Hollister.

“I cannot say enough words of gratitude to Joe Campanelli for his five years of service as Chairman of our Board,” Zane said. “He has led this Board and Medical Center through great change, and he has been a tireless advocate for this organization. The Medical Center will benefit greatly from his continued service on our Board.”

Hollister has been a member of the Board for five years and had served as chair of the Board’s Governance Committee. At Global Partners LP, Hollister helps lead a Fortune 500 company with 2008 sales of $9 billion. Headquartered in Waltham, Global Partners is the leading independent wholesale distributor of gasoline, diesel fuel, bio-fuel, heating oil, other refined petroleum products and natural gas in the Northeast. Prior to joining Global Partners, Hollister was a Vice Chairman of Citizens Financial Group, the $140 billion U.S. arm of The Royal Bank of Scotland. Hollister has deep roots in Massachusetts business, beginning his banking career at Bank of Boston in 1979.

A Boston resident, Hollister serves on a variety of boards in addition to Tufts Medical Center’s Board of Trustees, including the Board of Global Partners LP and of Brookline Bancorp. He is the former Chair of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and remains on the Chamber’s Executive Committee. He is a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Wheaton College and is the Chair of the Initiative for a New Economy. He is a member of the Commercial Club of Boston and the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Boston Athenaeum.


About Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children

Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with the New England Quality Care Alliance, a network of more than 1,800 physicians throughout Eastern Massachusetts. For more information, please visit

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