The Massachusetts Health Council’s (MHC’s) 2019 annual awards gala last Tuesday featured the popular chefs competition, where teams from a number of Massachusetts hospitals and other care providers vie for the top award by preparing tasty and healthy fare for attendees. This year, attendees gave first place to Signature Healthcare Brockton. Second place went to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, and third place to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Brigham also received the Chef's Choice Award, as voted by a panel of experts, including chefs Joanne Chang (Flour Bakery and Myers+Chang), Jose Duarte (Taranta Restaurant), and Andy Husbands (the SmokeShop), as well as Corby Kummer, senior editor for The Atlantic magazine and restaurant critic for Boston Magazine.
This year’s MHC individual honorees were Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; Monica Lowell, VP of Community Benefits at UMass Memorial Health Care; and Vic DiGravio, VP of Strategy for eHana and former president & CEO of the Association for Behavioral Healthcare. MHC also presented an outstanding workplace wellness award to Boston MedFlight.