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About the CEO — Kate Walsh


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

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.  During her tenure, Brigham and Women’s Hospital moved its patient satisfaction scores to the 95th percentile of benchmark institutions nationally, produced strong operating results based on consistent ambulatory and inpatient growth and set a new standard in patient-focused multidisciplinary care with the opening of the Carl J and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center.

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 worked as a shift supervisor in the emergency department at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx. From there Ms. Walsh moved to 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 also is a member of the Board of Visitors for Northeastern University’s School of Business and is on the Board of Trustees at Emmanuel College.

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, M.D.      
Dean and Provost
Boston University School of Medicine

James Blue       
The Bostonian Group

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

Sandra Cotterell      
Executive Director
Codman Square Health Center

Randi Cutler  
Chair, Boston Medical Center Exception Trust Without Exception Board      

Anand Devaiah, M.D.       
President of the Medical-Dental Staff
Boston Medical Center

Gerard Doherty, M.D.      
Boston Medical Center

Susan Donahue       

Paul Egerman

Edmond English       
Chairman, Boston Medical Center Board of Trustees
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

David L. Giunta
President and CEO
Natixis Global Asset Management - U.S. Distribution

John T. Hailer       
President and CEO, US and Asia
Natixis Global Asset Management

William J. Halpin       
Executive Director
South Boston Community Health Center

Reverend Ray Hammond
Founder and Pastor
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Peggy Koenig       
Managing Partner
ABRY Partners LLC

Steven D. Levy   
Verivo Software

Manny Lopes
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Huy Nguyen, M.D.   
Interim Executive Director
Boston Public Health Commission

Mark E. Nunnelly      
Managing Director
Bain Capital Partners, LLC

David A. Passafaro  
Vice President of Business Development
Suffolk Construction Company

Claire Perlman

James S. Phalen      
Executive Vice President
State Street Corporation

Martha Samuelson
President and CEO
Analysis Group

Richard Slifka       
Global Petroleum Corporation

Kate Walsh
President and CEO
Boston Medical Center

Azzie Young, Ph.D.      
Executive Director
Mattapan Community Health Center

Andrew Youniss
President and CEO
Rocket Software

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