Athenahealth’s Jonathan Bush wins health care leadership award

Jonathan Bush, CEO and chairman of athenahealth
Jonathan Bush, CEO and chairman of athenahealthathenahealth/Photo courtesy of athenahealth

If Jeb Bush’s withdrawal from campaigning has you itching for some new Bush family news, itch no more. Athenahealth CEO and chairman Jonathan Bush will receive Tufts Medical Center’s prestigious Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership at an upcoming benefit on March 16.

Jonathan Bush is the cousin of George W. Bush, the former president, and the brother of “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. He cofounded athenahealth, a Watertown-based health care IT firm, in 1997, and has headed it since. The Globe named the company one of the best places to work in 2015.

Past recipients of the Zane Award, given in recognition of transformative service to the health care community, include Deval Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor, and Thomas Shields, CEO of Shields Health Care Group.


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