Kathleen Walsh, MPH

Kate Walsh is president and CEO of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system, with annual operating revenue of $2.8 billion. BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 567-bed, academic medical center with a community-based focus. The primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center has approximately 5,400 employees and 750 physicians. The BMC health system also includes the BMC HealthNet Plan, a Medicaid Managed Care Organization with more than 300,000 members and Boston HealthNet, a network affiliation of 14 community health centers throughout Boston.

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. She served previously as the chief operating officer for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and at Massachusetts General Hospital in positions including senior vice president of medical services and the MGH Cancer Center. Prior to her tenure at Mass General, 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.

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 the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals, Pine Street Inn, Dean’s Council of the Yale University School of Medicine, and the Greater Boston YMCA Board of Overseers.

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

2014 Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Health, Education and the Arts
2013 Emmanuel College: Honorary Degree recipient/Commencement Speaker
2013 Boston Visiting Nurse Association: Heroes in Health Care Award
2011 Mattapan Community Health Center: Community Health Pinnacle Award

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  1. Gaeta JM, De Las Nueces D, Munson DG, Barocas JA, Walsh KE. Case 21-2020: A 66-Year-Old Homeless Man with Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 09; 383(2):170-178.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32579806
  2. Mazor KM, Gaglio B, Nekhlyudov L, Alexander GL, Stark A, Hornbrook MC, Walsh K, Boggs J, Lemay CA, Firneno C, Biggins C, Blosky MA, Arora NK. Assessing patient-centered communication in cancer care: stakeholder perspectives. J Oncol Pract. 2013 Sep; 9(5):e186-93. PMID: 23943884

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Panelists: Keep heat on emissions and energy bills

WWLP 9/21/2020

Boston to host NAACP national convention in 2023

Boston Business Journal 9/15/2020

Tending To Others' Needs

Boston Business Journal 9/10/2020

BBJ names 2020 top corporate-nonprofit partnerships

Boston Business Journal 8/13/2020

Boston Medical’s Walsh to receive BBJ social leadership award

Boston Business Journal 7/23/2020

Hospitals Have Long Been Judged On Quality Of Care. These New Rankings Grade Their Commitment To Community, Too

USA Today 7/6/2020


Close, Sell, Consolidate? Tough Prognosis For Some Massachusetts Health Care Providers

WBUR 6/11/2020

Pandemic Spurs Collaboration Between Rival Hospitals

Becker's Hospital Review 5/13/2020

Pandemic Spawns New Spirit of Collaboration for Boston’s Longtime Rival Hospitals

The Boston Globe 5/12/2020

Inside Nike’s Race to Help Protect Healthcare Workers

Nike News 4/21/2020

Legal Protections for Health Workers Get Senate’s Approval

WWLP 4/20/2020

Baker on Virus Surge: Stay the Course

Sentinel & Enterprise 4/19/2020

Inside Boston Medical Center: The Heart of the Coronavirus Storm

The Boston Globe 4/18/2020

Legal Protections for Health Workers get Senate’s Approval

The Lowell Sun 4/17/2020

Health-Care Industry in Tug-of-War Over Coronavirus Aid

The Wall Street Journal 4/16/2020

BMC Reopens Building Sold to State to Provide Continuum of Care for Homeless COVID Patients

HealthCity 4/14/2020

Wellesley COVID-19 Update: Cases Jump Over Weekend; Chill on the New Spa; Feeding Boston Medical Center; New Life for iPads

The Wellesley Report 4/13/2020

Coronavirus Hits Certain Racial, Ethnic Groups Harder, Boston Medical Center CEO Says

CBS Boston 4/10/2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Surge Planning: Modeling, Staffing, and Operational Planning at BMC

HealthCity 4/9/2020

Marty Walsh, In the Age of Coronavirus, is Decisive. But Even He Has Doubts

The Boston Globe 4/6/2020

Healthcare Leaders on Institutional Response to Climate Change

HealthCity 3/2/2020

Five Things You Need to Know Today, and We're Ready For You, Coronavirus

Boston Business Journal 2/28/2020

AG Healey to Announce Actions That Will Improve Access to Behavioral Health Care

WWLP 2/27/2020

Medicaid Transformation Podcast: Interview with Kate Walsh, President & CEO of Boston Medical Center

Avia Health Innovation 2/27/2020

'It’s Our Job To Be Ready': Hospitals, Insurers Prep For Coronavirus

Boston Business Journal 2/27/2020

Here's Who Attended BBJ's Health Care Power Breakfast

Boston Business Journal 2/27/2020

Commentary: Healthcare Industry Is A Driver Of Climate Change; It Needs To Be A Leader In Finding Solutions

Modern Healthcare 2/2/2019

At PerkinElmer, Growth’s Again At Top Of Mind

The Boston Globe 1/21/2019
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