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Beth Israel’s CEO getting it done

No one would tell you Kevin Tabb set the town on fire when he touched down in Boston two years ago and, looking back, that may explain a lot of what’s happened since.

Tabb arrived as the new chief executive of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an outsider plunging into the insider’s world of big Boston medicine. He came from California — Israel before that — and spent part of his working life employed at big companies such as General Electric. He had zero experience as the chief executive of anything.

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