Recent Corporator Events & Activities
Corporator Annual Meeting
The Corporator Annual Meeting was held at the Westford Regency Inn in early April, and about 58 percent of corporators attended. The program’s theme was on “Hospital Affiliations: How They Benefit Emerson Hospital and YOU!” Christine Schuster, president and CEO, began the meeting with an overview of the hospital’s many clinical affiliations, followed by David Lautz, MD, medical director of the Emerson-Mass General Weight Loss Program. Dr. Lautz, who discussed how the program is an example of a successful hospital affiliation, was joined by a grateful patient who had gastric bypass surgery. The evening included time for corporators to network. Both the evening’s program and venue were positively received, according to survey data.
Auxiliary Swing into Spring Pops Concert
The last Pops Concert with the Concord Band at 51 Walden Street was held in April, with Amanda Carr as the featured performer. Many of the guests were long-time attendees of the event. The event raised more than $7,000, which will be added to the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary’s annual gift. Plans are in process to replace the event with a different musical performance.
Emerson Hospital Auxiliary Educational Event
The Auxiliary hosted Jon Dubois, MD, and his presentation “Cancer Care: the Past, the Present, and the Future.” More than 80 people attended this presentation, including several past patients and others who are interested in learning more about cancer care at Emerson. Information about the upcoming Run~Walk for Cancer was made available at the event to encourage support for the fundraising event.
Board Retirement Dinner
Emerson honored retiring board members of the Emerson Health System at a lovely event held at the Concord Museum on April 29. Long-time board member Mary Johnson was honored with remarks made by board member James DiGiovanni. Joseph Bergen, DO, was honored for his service by board peer Donald Driscoll, MD, and Patrick Flynn was honored with remarks made by board member Michael Zak. Christine Schuster, president and CEO, thanked all of the retirees individually for their service to the board and presented each with a gift.
Reflections In Bloom
It has been four years since the last Reflections In Bloom event was held in May at the Powers Art Gallery, owned by Larry Powers, a corporator. The committee acquired many silent auction items, raising over $8,000, which will go towards the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary ‘s annual gift. The event featured creative fresh floral arrangements donated by local florists to accompany artwork in the galleries. Delicious food and jazz music created a beautiful environment in which to socialize and bid on auction items.
Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer
The annual Run~Walk was held on May 31 at the Thoreau Club in Concord. Over 500 participants enjoyed a warm spring day of exercise, followed by a barbeque lunch, award ceremony and family activities including a tot trot, tie dye T-shirts and an obstacle course. More than $50,000 was raised to benefit cancer care at Emerson. Thank you to the event co-chairs and corporators Sally Savelle and Faith Pulis for leading a successful fundraising and cancer awareness event. Thank you to sponsors, in-kind supporters, participants and 100 volunteers who helped at the event!!!