BOSTON 2/12/2015 – Ellen Zane, chairwoman of Minuteman Health’s board of directors, has received the Leadership in Corporate Governance award from the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) New England Chapter.
Zane, a nationally-known health care leader who recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children, joins such business luminaries as Thomas Ryan, former President and CEO of CVS/Caremark, and Cathy Minehan, former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and current Dean of the School of Management at Simmons College in receiving the award.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Ellen. Her career has been marked by one success after another, and we at Minuteman have been extremely fortunate to benefit from her industry knowledge and business acumen,” said Thomas Policelli, CEO of Minuteman.
The NACD will honor Zane at its award ceremony on April 29 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.
Zane remains involved at Tufts Medical Center as a vice chair of the Board of Trustees. From 1994 to 2004, she held the position of Network President for Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Along with her work as an executive, Zane has a strong record of public and nonprofit board leadership. She serves as Lead Director of Fiduciary Trust Company, and is currently a Director of Brooks Automation; Haemonetics Corporation; Parexel International; Press Ganey; and AgNovos Healthcare, LLC and Century Capital Management. Zane is also the current Chair of the Board of Wellforce (Parent Board of Tufts Medical Center). She is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at George Washington University. Zane is a Trustee Emeritus of Northeastern University, and a former Trustee of the University of Massachusetts. She received her Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, her Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University, and her Master of Arts degree from the Catholic University of America. She also holds a number of honorary degrees.
Minuteman Health is a new member-governed, non-profit health insurance option for Massachusetts’ residents. The company intends to offer individuals and small businesses lower-cost high-quality care with unprecedented transparency, increased efficiency and its unique member-governance structure. Plan members will directly participate by electing the board of directors, becoming board members and providing input for cost management and service delivery. Minuteman will be marketed through their website, brokers and the Massachusetts Health Connector.
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