Breakfast with Healthcare Champions Series
Righting the Ship at Boston Medical Center
President & CEO, Boston Medical Center
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
7:00 – 8:30 AM
Boston University Medical School
Heibert Lounge, 14th Floor
710 Albany Street, Boston, MA
Parking is located at 710 Albany Street.
Healthcare today is in a state of major transformation. With the development of Accountable Care, providing a health insurance to the formerly uninsured and tremendous competition among all providers, Boston Medical Center continues to stay strong from a quality and financial standpoint as a Safety Net Hospital. Kate Walsh will discuss the skills and attributes necessary to turn around a major academic medical center in a healthcare mecca like Boston. Under Kate Walsh’s leadership, BMC continues to successfully achieve its mission. Learn how Kate Walsh was able to turn the ship around.
This is the fifth session in a series of events featuring some of healthcares most distinguished and influential leaders.
|7:00 to 7:30 AM||Continental Breakfast and Registration|
|7:30 to 8:30 AM||Remarks and Discussion|
$20 ACHE of Massachusetts/ACHE Members
Kate Walsh became the president and CEO of Boston Medical Center (BMC) on March 1, 2010.
BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 496 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 14 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.
CANCELLATION: To cancel your registration, please notify us in writing no later than one week prior to the event for a refund, less a $5 nonrefundable processing. If a cancellation takes place less than 3 days prior to the event, no refunds will be given; however, you may send a substitute in your place.