At the Annual Meeting of our Boards last night, Board Chair Lois Silverman was honored for 50 years of affiliation with the hospital. Lois started that relationship as a student in the Beth Israel School of Nursing, on a $300 scholarship made possible by a gift from a philanthropic couple to the Jewish Orphans of Rhode Island in 1958. One thing led to another, and along with a very successful career in business and founding the Commonwealth Institute, Lois eventually was elected Chair of our Board of Directors three years ago.
In the picture above, Trustee Jonathan Lee presents Lois with a charm bracelet containing symbols of the various parts of her life related to BIDMC. A well deserved standing ovation followed.