America’s most socially responsible hospitals, 2022

Hospitals faced immense challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic — which hospitals delivered on outcomes, value, and equity? 

Join us June 28 for the launch of the full 2022 Lown Institute Hospitals Index to find out which hospitals achieved the highest rankings on social responsibility during the first year of Covid-19. 

Lown Institute leaders and health policy experts will reveal this year’s most socially responsible hospitals and explore the role of Covid-19 on hospital performance.

Meet the guests

Kate Walsh, president and CEO of Boston Medical Center

Kate Walsh is president and CEO of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system. BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 514 bed, academic medical center dedicated to meeting all the needs of its patients, needs that often transcend the scope of traditional medicine like food and housing insecurity, and advancing health equity within the communities it serves.

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 of arts degree and a master’s degree in public health from Yale University.