Mattapoisett residents awarded outstanding service medals

Jan 8, 2018

Two Mattapoisett residents have received outstanding service awards from Southcoast Health.

Dr. Jean MacCormack and Linda Bodenmann were each awarded the Trustees’ Medal for Outstanding Service at Southcoast Health's annual meeting in early December, at the Whaling Museum in New Bedford.

The Trustees’ Medal is presented to individuals who have shown exemplary service, giving and commitment to the goals and mission of the health system and hospitals. It is considered the very highest honor the Southcoast Board of Trustees can bestow — one that marks a lifetime of dedication to the health care of area communities.

According to a press release from Southcoast Health, Dr. MacCormack served Southcoast Health with distinction for 15 years and provided strong, insightful leadership as Chair of the Board for three of those years.

She is described as a "most-trusted advisor — laser-focused on Southcoast Health’s mission and vision and the steps it would take to realize them."

Dr. MacCormack also supported Southcoast Health's mission through philanthropy. She continues to serve as co-chair of the $25 million "Campaign for Southcoast," along with Nick Christ from BayCoast Bank.

Bodenmann, former Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, retired from Southcoast Health in January. She  is described as "an invaluable leader" for Southcoast Health.