Boston, Mass.– Children’s Hospital Boston today announced that John A. Baci, MBA, director of pathology administration, has been elected to the American Pathology Foundation (APF) Board of Directors. The APF is a non-profit professional society devoted to the business and management of pathology. Founded in 1959, the Foundation focuses on providing quality educational programs and practice management resources for its members, who include pathologists in private practice, hospital and academic settings, independent labs and residency. Baci is one of few non-physicians elected to a national or international pathology society Board of Directors position. In addition, he is the first to be voted to a pathology Board of Directors position from a pediatric institution. Baci will represent the APF and Children’s Hospital Boston this month at the World Association of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine XXVI World Congress, hosted by keynote speaker, President Bill Clinton. His three year position began October 1st.
Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Children’s Hospital Boston has been ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report for the past 21 years. Children’s is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children. In addition to 396 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and 228 outpatient programs, Children’s houses the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries benefit both children and adults.More than 1,100 scientists, including nine members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and nine members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Children’s research community. For more information about the hospital visit: www.childrenshospital.org/newsroom.