Recent Corporator Events & Activities
On Wednesday, November 7, corporators were on hand to hear Jeremy Kieval, MD, an ophthalmologist at Lexington Eye Associates in Concord. Dr. Kieval discussed restoring vision with cornea transplants.
Emerson Hospital Auxiliary Tree of Lights
The annual event was held on Monday, December 3, and served as a welcome to Timothy Duff, Emerson’s new chaplain, who actively participated in the fundraiser, which broke a record by raising $4,525. People donate funds in honor or in memory of a loved one by purchasing a symbolic star or light. This year, music was provided by the Holy Family Bell Choir.
Emerson Hospital Auxiliary Cookies by the Pound Sale
Many members of the Emerson Hospital staff, visitors and physicians showed up early to get the best selection at the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary’s annual cookie sale. The popular event is held on the second Monday of December, and hundreds of pounds of cookies are sold. Funds raised are included in the annual gift made by the auxiliary and the gift shop to the hospital.
Emerson Health System Annual Meeting
On January 29, 226 people attended the Emerson Hospital and Health System Annual Meeting at the Westford Regency Inn. Among the presenters were Christine Schuster, president and CEO; Paul D'Ambrosio, MD, president of the medical staff; and Christie Hager, JD, MPH, regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, 19 new corporators were elected, and 51 corporators were re-elected for an additional term of three years. (See the full list in the Corporator Nomination and Orientation Committee Update.)
On February 6, corporators were on hand to hear David Lautz, MD, bariatric surgeon and medical director of the Emerson-Mass General Weight Loss Program, provide an overview on the current state of the art in weight loss surgery. His office is located at 54 Baker Avenue in the Center for Specialty Care.
Have a Heart, Have a Ball gala sponsorship launch party
On February 6, Lynda Voghel, a member of the Gala Sponsorship Committee, and her husband, Don, welcomed guests to their home in Concord. Benjamin Tillinger, MD, Emerson cardiologist, was the guest speaker and discussed the need for renovations on Wheeler 5, where many cardiac patients are treated. Christine Schuster, president and CEO, thanked the hosts and guests in advance for their support of the upcoming fundraising event.
During February and March, five new corporator orientation sessions, including a tour and review of the corporator manual, were held at the hospital. In addition to the 19 new corporators joining this year, six renewing corporators attended a session as a refresher course. Members of the development office and Corporator Orientation Committee were in attendance.