Ellen Zane is a nationally renowned health care leader who retired as President & Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children in late 2011. She was the first woman to run the hospital in its 221-year history. The hospital employs more than 5,000 doctors, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare workers, includes Floating Hospital for Children, and has 450 beds. Ellen remains involved at Tufts Medical Center as a vice chair of the Board of Trustees. Ellen holds two faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine including: Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care Research and Assistant Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine. Additionally, Ellen holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For the period of 2011 to 2013, Ellen was a Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Healthcare Administration at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University.
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 Harvard affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. The network encompassed 5,600 physicians and represented $800+ million of managed care revenue. Today, this entity represents one of the largest physician networks in America.
Prior to her time at Partners, Ellen was the Chief Executive Officer at Quincy Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts. In this capacity, Ellen was an employee of HCA and then Quorum Health Resources.
Ellen holds an Advanced Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and has a Master of Arts degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington. She holds the following honorary degrees: Doctorate of Commercial Science from Bentley University, Doctorate of Business Administration from Stonehill College; and Doctorate of Humane Letters from Curry College.
Ellen is currently a Director of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX); Brooks Automation (NASDAQ-BRKS); and Parexel International (NASDAQ-PRXL). She is a Director of AgNovos Healthcare, LLC in New York, NY; a Director of the National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at George Washington University, Washington, DC. Ellen is also the current Chair of the Board of Wellforce (Parent Board of Tufts Medical Center) and Chair of the Board of Minuteman Health (a health plan focused on individual and small group health insurance in Massachusetts & New Hampshire).
Ellen is a former Director of Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE); a former Director of Lincare Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ-LNCR); former Director of Press Ganey (NYSE-PGND); a former Director of Variagenics, Inc. (NASDAQ-VGNX), a Cambridge, Massachusetts biotech public company focused on pharmacogenomics; a former member of the Board of Overseers at the Tufts University School of Medicine; a former Chair of the Board of the Massachusetts Hospital Association; a former Trustee of Northeastern University; and also a former Director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. From 1996 to 2001, Ellen was a member of the Board of Governors at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (national hospital) at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC.