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Corporator Executive Committee Update

Plans Are Underway for the Corporator Annual Meeting on April 16

The Corporator Executive Committee met in September with the goal of beginning plans for the upcoming season, which includes two key events: first, the Emerson Healthcare System Annual Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, and second, the Corporator Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 16. 

“We urge corporators to attend both meetings,” says Jeanne Kangas, committee co-chair. “We vote in the new corporators at the Emerson Healthcare System Annual Meeting and ask that they be present for that. However, the Corporator Annual Meeting is focused on corporators. In planning that event, we consider how we can best help corporators to help Emerson grow and become a stronger presence in the community.”

The Corporator Annual Meeting will again be held at the Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center. Last year’s meeting received a 97 percent “very satisfied” score from attendees. “Needless to say, we’ll do our best to excel in both the planning and execution of both meetings,” says Ms. Kangas noting that the subcommittee for the Corporator Annual Meeting was recently formed. “The challenge is to come up with topics people care about that will support their role as Emerson ambassadors.”

The fall season kicked off for many corporators at a special event for them on September 17. “We held dinner and provided a virtual tour of the new Center for Sports Rehabilitation and Specialty Services, now under construction at 310 Baker Avenue,” says Bill Ryan, committee co-chair. “Seventy-three corporators attended.”

The 16,700-square-foot space, which will be completed in 2015, will provide larger quarters for one of Emerson’s busiest outpatient services. The expansion will provide room for the new Cantu Concussion Center, an aquatic therapy pool and pediatric gym, among other features. Speakers at the event included Christine Schuster, president and CEO; Karen Bougas, MD, an Emerson physiatrist, Terrie Ennis, the center’s director; and Robert Cantu, MD, a nationally respected concussion specialist who will serve as medical director of the center named in his honor. 

The fall season also means that nominations are due for new corporators. “We will have between 12 and 18 spots available,” says Mr. Ryan. “We encourage people to nominate individuals who will enthusiastically represent Emerson in their community.”