Tufts Medical Center welcomes Year of the Horse

By the Editorial Team

 

Tufts Medical Center celebrated the Lunar New Year with a collection of Chinese ethnic performances on Feb. 12.

Tufts Medical Center celebrated the Lunar New Year on Feb. 12. Mike Wagner, interim president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center, spoke about Tufts’ relationship with the Chinese community. (Image courtesy of the editorial team.)

Tufts Medical Center celebrated the Lunar New Year on Feb. 12. Mike Wagner, interim president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center, spoke about Tufts’ relationship with the Chinese community. (Image courtesy of the editorial team.)

A traditional lion dance by the Boston Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club kicked off the celebration. Student talents from Josiah Quincy School demonstrated traditional Chinese and musical performances at the event.

Mike Wagner, interim president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center, attended the event for the first time after his appointment, and expressed his interest in Chinese culture. He also acknowledged Tufts’ close relationship with the Chinese community.

Wagner said Tufts Medical Center is committed to providing high-quality, low-cost medical services to residents in Chinatown and the greater Boston area. In response to the increase in Chinese-speaking patients, Tufts has also added many bilingual medical staff and interpreters who can speak Mandarin or Cantonese.

He also mentioned that Frank Chin or “Uncle Frank,” and Gov. Deval Patrick will be honored at the 2014 Working Wonders benefit on March 26. “Uncle Frank” will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his Chinese immigrant advocacy work in Boston’s Chinatown, while Gov. Patrick will receive the annual Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership for his outstanding contributions in health care.

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