Lahey Clinic Foundation Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Trustees

Roger Crandall and Dr. Alice Hunter bring diverse and impressive backgrounds to Lahey Clinic Foundation board 

BURLINGTON, MA (November 3, 2016) – The Lahey Clinic Foundation announced today the addition of Roger W. Crandall and Alice Hunter, MD to its Board of Trustees. As trustees, they will provide governance and leadership to Lahey Health and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and their respective senior leadership teams, furthering the organization’s mission to provide high-quality, cost-effective care.

The Lahey Clinic Foundation Board supports Lahey Health’s tertiary hospital, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, and focuses primarily on the establishment of policies and procedures regarding hospital operations, patient care quality and satisfaction, the provision of clinical services, ensuring compliance with all accreditation requirements, physician credentialing, philanthropy, fundraising, and community service planning in a manner responsive to local community needs.

“Roger Crandall and Alice Hunter each bring an impressive resume and leadership credentials to the Board,” said Ann Marie Connolly, Chair of the Lahey Clinic Foundation Board of Trustees. “We are very excited to have them by our side as we continue identifying new ways to strengthen the high quality of clinical care at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.”

Roger W. Crandall serves as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) a leading, financially strong mutual insurance company run for the benefit of its policy owners and customers. Crandall first joined Mass Mutual in 1988 as a real estate investment trainee and assumed broader leadership roles throughout his career before becoming President in 2008 and CEO and Chairman in 2010.   He is actively involved in industry, civic and economic development organizations, serving as a member of the American Council of Life Insurers Board of Directors and the Business Roundtable, and also serves on the Smithsonian National Board, the Wharton Board of Leadership Advisors, the University of Vermont Foundation Leadership Council and the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership.

Alice Hunter, M.D. is the Director of Hand Surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and has served in this role since 1999. Dr. Hunter is also a clinical instructor at Boston University. Prior to joining Lahey, she worked at Wareham Orthopedic Associates, Inc., as an Associate Orthopedic Surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as a high school biology and chemistry teacher at Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Hunter is a member of several professional associations, including the American Academy for Surgery of the Hand, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the New England Hand Society and the New England Orthopedic Society.

For a full list of members of the Lahey Clinic Foundation Board of Trustees, visit http://www.lahey.org/About_Lahey/Leadership/Board_of_Trustees.aspx.  

About Lahey Health

Lahey Health is what’s next in healthcare, providing a full continuum of integrated health services close to where you live or work. It is comprised of nationally recognized, award-winning hospitals—including an academic hospital and medical center, and community hospitals—primary care providers, specialist physicians, behavioral health services, post-acute programs such as home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources located throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

Lahey Health offers nearly 1,000 locally based physicians providing clinical excellence and an exceptional patient experience in adult and pediatric primary care and every medical specialty, including kidney and liver transplantation; neurosurgery, cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic medical and surgical care; local emergency and trauma care; urological surgery; chronic disease prevention and health management; and pediatric emergency, newborn and inpatient care provided in collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital physicians.

Lahey Health includes Lahey Hospital & Medical Center—a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine—and Lahey Clinic physician group with practices in Burlington, Peabody and other locations throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; Beverly Hospital; Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Mass.; Winchester Hospital; Lahey Health Senior Care and Lahey Health Behavioral Services as well as more than 30 primary care physician practices and multiple outpatient and satellite specialty care facilities.

Together, we are making innovative, integrated healthcare more personal and more accessible. For more information, visit LaheyHealth.org and its member websites Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Beverly Hospital, Winchester Hospital, and Lahey Health Behavioral Services.

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Dan Marra
Lahey Health Media Relations
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