Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gubernatorial visit

At a combined meeting of the BIDMC Board of Directors and Board of Trustees today, we had an informative presentation from and a pleasant discussion with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. He thanked our Board members for their time and dedication in volunteer service to our hospital and then covered a number of current policy issues, graciously taking time to answer questions on a variety of topics. The Governor has shown a strong interest in health care matters and in the development of the life sciences field in Massachusetts, and our Board members were very appreciative of his taking the time to visit and explain his views in person.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute to your hospital and to the Board members who have seen Beth Israel Deaconess through some very difficult and challenging times. Governor Patrick has been a quick study on complex health care issues and the importance of academic medical centers -- the foundation of the life sciences industry in Massachusetts. Bravo to the Chief Executive of the Commonwealth for his continued leadership in this area.