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About the CEO — Kate Walsh


Kate Walsh became the president and CEO of Boston Medical Center (BMC) on March 1, 2010.

BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 482 bed, academic medical center with a community-based focus. The primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center has approximately 4,500 employees, 1,200 physicians and an annual operating budget of roughly $1.0 billion. BMC is a founder of Boston HealthNet, a network affiliation of the Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine and 13 community health centers. Boston HealthNet is an integrated health care delivery system whose partners provide outreach, prevention, primary care, specialty care and dental services at sites throughout Boston's neighborhoods and Quincy.

In addition to the Medical Center and its affiliated community health centers, BMC owns and operates the BMC HealthNet Plan, a statewide Medicaid Managed Care Organization with more than 260,000 members across the Commonwealth.

Prior to her appointment at Boston Medical Center, Ms. Walsh served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital for five years. She served previously as the chief operating officer for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.

Ms. Walsh began her career in health care as a summer intern at Brookside Health Center in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Upon finishing graduate school, she held positions in a number of New York City hospitals including Montefiore, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Saint Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. She relocated to Boston and joined Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) as an assistant general director in medical services and was promoted to vice president of medical services and primary care and then to senior vice president of medical services and the MGH Cancer Center.

Ms. Walsh received her bachelor’s of arts degree and a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. She is a member of the Boards of Trustees of Emmanuel College, the YMCA of Greater Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the Council of Teaching Hospitals, and the Yale University School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, the Health Care Institute and the Boston Green Ribbon Commission.

Ms. Walsh, a native of Brookline, is married and has two children.

Boston Medical Center Board of Trustees

David Ament     
Managing Partner
Parthenon Capital Partners 

Karen Antman, MD       
Boston University School of Medicine

Anita Bekenstein

James Blue       
Marsh & McLennan Agency's New England Region

Barry Bock
Chief Executive Officer
Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program

David Coleman, MD      
Physician-In-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Sandra Cotterell      
Executive Director
Codman Square Health Center

Pierre Cremieux
Managing Principal
The Analysis Group

Randi Cutler  
Chair, Exceptional Care Without Exception Trust

Paul Egerman

Edmond English       
Chief Executive Officer
Bob's Discount Furniture

Ruth Ellen Fitch

Melanie Foley
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Administration Officer
Liberty Mutual Insurance

John T. Hailer
Retiring CEO
Natixis Global Asset Management, US & Asia

William J. Halpin       
Executive Director
South Boston Community Health Center

Karen Kames

Azra Kanji
ABRY Partners 

Manuel Lopes
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Brendan Magauran, MD       
President of the Medical-Dental Staff
Boston Medical Center 

Richard Marks
Executive Vice President
WS Development

Jerod Mayo
Vice President, Business Development

David McAneny, MD
Interim Surgeon-in-Chief
Boston Medical Center

Tricia Patrick
Managing Director
Advent International

Claire Perlman

James S. Phalen      
Retired Vice Chairman
State Street Corporation

Martha Samuelson, Chair
President and CEO
Analysis Group

Richard Slifka       
Global Partners

Monica Valdes Lupi
Executive Director
Boston Public Health Commission

Kate Walsh
President and CEO
Boston Medical Center

Andrew Youniss
President and CEO
Rocket Software

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