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Breakfast with Healthcare Champions Series

Leadership and the Art of a Hospital Turn Around

Ellen Zane
President & CEO
Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
7:30 – 9:30 AM
Tufts Medical Center
Wolff Auditorium
800 Washington Street, Boston, MA


ACHE of Massachusetts presents the first in a series of breakfasts featuring some of healthcares most distinguished and influential leaders.


7:30 am Networking breakfast
8:30 am Program
9:00 am Networking

Registration Information

$20 ACHE of Massachusetts/ACHE Members
$30 Non-Members



Ellen Zane is the President & CEO of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children. She is the first woman to run the hospital in its 214-year history. The hospital employs over 5,000 doctors, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare workers, includes Floating Hospital for Children, and has 450 beds. Ellen is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care Research at Tufts University School of Medicine. 

From 1994 to 2004, Ellen held the position of Network President for Partners HealthCare System, Inc. In this capacity, she was responsible for the development of a provider network featuring the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital. The network encompassed 5600 physicians and represented $800+ million of managed care revenue. Today, this entity represents one of the largest physician networks in America.

Prior to that, Ellen was the Chief Executive Officer at Quincy Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts. Ellen was an employee of HCA and then Quorum Health Resources in this capacity. 

Ellen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1973 and her Master of Arts degree in 1975 from the Catholic University of America in Washington. She holds the following honorary degrees: Doctorate of Commercial Science from Bentley College, Doctorate of Business Administration from Stonehill College, and Doctorate of Humane Letters from Curry College.

Ellen is currently a Director of Parexel International (NASDAQ-PRXL), a Director of Lincare Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ-LNCR), a Director of Fiduciary Trust Company and a Director of Century Capital Management.  She is a Trustee of George Washington University and is a member of the Health Policy and Management Executive Council at the Harvard School of Public Health. Ellen also is on the Board of Overseers at the Tufts University School of Medicine and former Chair of the Board of the Massachusetts Hospital Association.