STAMFORD, CT/May 8, 2018 — Mark DeWaele, DMD, Chairman-Elect of the Stamford Health board of directors, was among the 26 hospital trustees honored by the United Hospital Fund during its 28th Annual Tribute to Hospital Trustees at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. This tribute recognizes the dedication and leadership of the volunteer leaders who govern not-for-profit hospitals throughout the New York metropolitan area.
“Mark’s experience as a practicing family dentist and business leader as well as his impact on the community is invaluable to us and we congratulate him on this great honor,” said Brian Grissler, President and CEO, Stamford Health. “We appreciate Mark’s expert guidance as we continue to grow our organization to provide the best care for our patients in an ever-changing healthcare environment.”
Dr. DeWaele has practiced dentistry in New Canaan for nearly 30 years, maintaining a family practice with a focus on cosmetic dentistry. He has served on Stamford Health’s Board of Directors since 2015.
A resident of New Canaan, Dr. DeWaele has served on numerous boards and commissions for the town of New Canaan, the state of Connecticut, Amherst College and Cristo Rey New York High School. He has served the town of New Canaan as: chairman of the Town Council, chairman of the Parks and Recreation committee, and the executive committee of the Red Cross in addition to various task forces. He is a member of both the Commission on Children and the Office of Healthcare Advisory in the state as well as a past member of the Sustinet Task Force on Healthcare. At Amherst College, he serves on the advancement committee as well as being class agent and class president.
Dr. DeWaele is also very dedicated to Cristo Rey New York High School (CRNYHS). He has been a trustee at CRNYHS since 2004 and was influential in establishing the 400 student inner city high school on 106th Street and Park Avenue in New York City for students from low income families.
Prior to attending Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Dr. DeWaele worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company after completing an MS from Stern Business School. In addition, he was a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. Dr. DeWaele is a member of the American Dental Society and is past president of the New Canaan Dental Society.
About Stamford Health
Stamford Health is a not-for-profit healthcare system in lower Fairfield County. The system provides inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory services through Stamford Hospital, a 305-bed acute care tertiary hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, a partnership of primary and specialty care physicians; Stamford Hospital Foundation; and a diverse and growing number of retail and ambulatory locations across the region. Stamford Health is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Stamford Health’s Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center is a member of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative. Stamford Hospital received Magnet® Designation for nursing excellence in 2016, and the Planetree Distinction Award for Leadership and Innovation in Patient-Centered Care in 2014. For more information, visit StamfordHealth.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.