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Nephrology

The Hortense “Diddy” Seybolt Fund for Staff Enrichment in Nephrology

The Hortense “Diddy” Seybolt Fund for Staff Enrichment in Nephrology was established in 2008 by the family and friends of Diddy Seybolt in recognition of her great appreciation for the compassionate care provided to her by technicians, nurses, and other medical care providers in conjunction with her dialysis treatments at Tufts Medical Center and DCI Boston. Mrs. Seybolt was a long-time benefactor of Tufts Medical Center and a former member of the Hospital's Board of Trustees.

The purpose of the Hortense “Diddy” Seybolt Fund for Staff Enrichment in Nephrology is to support professional development and training in nephrology with a special focus on staff that care for dialysis patients. Examples of professional development and training include participation in conferences, seminars, coursework and other continuing medical education opportunities that will advance the knowledge, skill, and careers of technicians, nurses, and other medical care providers who care for dialysis patients. To support these enrichment activities, it is expected that the Fund will distribute multiple awards every year in the range of $500—$1,500 each, depending on funding available. The awards will provide important recognition to the hardworking staff that cares for dialysis patients and awardees will be acknowledged as receiving support from the Hortense “Diddy” Seybolt Fund for Staff Enrichment in Nephrology.

Mrs. Seybolt’s determination, good humor, grace, and dignity inspired both her fellow dialysis patients and the physicians and staff who were privileged to care for her. Even as she confronted a rigorous treatment for an exhausting chronic illness, she was attentive to the experiences and aspirations of the staff who performed her hemodialysis treatments. The Division is profoundly grateful to her family and friends for memorializing Mrs. Seybolt’s concern and sense of community in this fund.

We are grateful for the following Founding Gifts received:

The Friends and Family of Hortense “Diddy” Seybolt