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Tufts MC names new Chief Operating Officer


Diana Richardson, new COO at Tufts MC Diana Richardson, a health care administrator whose experience includes leadership positions at Boston and Melrose hospitals, has been named Chief Operating Officer at Tufts Medical Center and the Tufts Medical Center. She starts in October. 

Richardson joins Tufts MC from UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, a 1,100-bed adult and pediatric academic medical center, where she served as Vice President of Operations. Previously, she worked as System Vice President of Facility, Support and Professional Services at MelroseWakefield Healthcare and led Support and Business Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

“Diana’s depth and breadth of experience, from expanding clinical services to master facilities planning, makes her a perfect fit for our organization at this time,” said Michael Apkon, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center. “She is known for driving improvement while fostering an environment of engagement and teamwork.” 

“I’m thrilled to be back in the Boston area and at Tufts Medical Center, known nationally for its commitment to quality,” said Richardson. “The caliber of talent at Tufts MC is impressive, as is the commitment of their employees to patient care.” 

Richardson is a graduate of Boston University and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Bentley University. She also served as Chair of the Healthcare and Biotech Council for the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. 


About Tufts Medical Center
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 Tufts Medical Center. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. The Medical Center features a level one trauma center with rooftop helipad, the largest heart transplant center in New England and a renowned research program, ranking among the top 10 percent of independent hospitals to receive federal research funding. A physician network of 1,800 New England Quality Care Alliance doctors represents our strong commitment to health in the community. Tufts Medical Center is a founding member of Wellforce. For more information, visit