The George Faulkner Arboretum Society honors our longest serving employees
George Faulkner Arboretum Society
display located on the 3rd floor
These staff members have spent most, if not all, of their careers providing high-quality care and service to our community. Much like the majestic trees in the neighboring Arnold Arboretum, they are the foundation on which we are built.
It was said of Dr. George Faulkner, "It was simply that he believed on the one hand with all his heart in the great Hippocratic doctrine of the healing power of nature. To one observing his habit of taking long walks in the open air, it seemed as if the freshened physical basis almost created the keen and vigorous mental superstructure."* With this in mind, the aim of the George Faulkner Arboretum Society is to celebrate our employees’ commitment while recognizing the healing power of the nature that surrounds us. A large display on the 3rd floor to be updated annually lists each and every employee with 25 years or more of service in order that staff, patients and visitors may be inspired by their continued dedication.
At the display’s unveiling, Chief Operating Officer Michael Gustafson, MD, MBA, pointed out the fact that the 200 employees who have been here 25 years or more have over 5,675 years of cumulative service. An "astonishing number in this day and age," he said.
*Source: Doctor George Faulkner of Jamaica Plain, 1911