Begin or continue building your networking “portfolio,” and help prepare yourself for our fall event focused on jump starting your career and making moves. Connect with old friends and make new ones over appetizers and a cash bar, and participate in low-key networking activities. Free for members; as a non-member, sign up for membership and have the $15 event fee waived. We look forward to seeing you there!
Come celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with the first WHCM networking event in 2013. Connect with old friends and make new ones over appetizers and a cash bar, get career advice, and participate in low-key networking activities. Free for non-members; sign up for membership and have the $15 event fee waived. We look forward to seeing you there!
Join us for a “fireside chat” with one of Boston’s most influential women in healthcare: Ellen Zane. Ellen is a nationally renowned health care leader who recently retired as President & Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children. She was the first woman to run the hospital in its 215-year history. Ellen remains highly involved at Tufts Medical Center as a vice chair of the Board of Trustees, strategic advisor and fund-raising advocate. Ellen holds two faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine and holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. For the period of 2011 to 2013, Ellen is a Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Healthcare Administration at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University. She is also on the Boards of Brooks Automation, Haemonetics and Parexel.
Social Media is changing the way we communicate—and not just teenagers on Twitter.
Join your colleagues to hear three leaders in health care discuss how their organizations are using Social Media to revolutionize health delivery and communication. Hear from a large medical group, a medical center, and a health plan about their use of social media, its benefits and pitfalls, and how the well-rounded executive of the future will need to have at least a working understanding of this emerging form of communication, marketing, and healthcare delivery.
Wendy Weitzner, Vice President with Innova Group
Donna Tolley, Director of Marketing at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Rhonda Mann, Chief Marketing Officer at BIDMC
Kathleen Damaso-Azzarone, Web Content Manager, Corporate Communications, Fallon Community Health Plan
Mary Pietrowski, Sr. Director of Digital Strategy & Marketing for Hologic, Inc.
A light dinner will be served starting at 5:30pm, event will be held from 6-8PM.
Join us for the first networking event of 2012. Warm up your toes, meet new colleagues and re-acquaint with old ones. Hearty appetizers and cash bar will be available. We look forward to seeing you there!
Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration.
A Conversation with Kate Walsh: President and CEO, Boston Medical Center
Please join your colleagues and friends for this unique Forum led by Nancy O’Hare, WHCM Board member and Health Care Strategist for Winchester Hospital. She will interview using a fireside chat style to encourage a relaxed, informal, interactive discussion with Kate Walsh. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear about Kate’s career path, environmental influences that supported her decisions, and how she manages the challenges of the changing health care arena. Her extensive background prior to her current position at BMC includes serving as Executive VP and COO at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and COO for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.
About 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, 508-bed, academic medical center with a community-based focus. The primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center has approximately 5,000 employees, 1,300 physicians and an annual operating budget of roughly $1 billion. BMC is a founder of Boston HealthNet, a network affiliation of the Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine and 15 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 located throughout Boston’s neighborhoods and Quincy.
In addition to the Medical Center and its affiliated health community health centers, BMC owns and operates the BMC HealthNet Plan, a statewide Medicaid Managed Care Organization with more than 250,000 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. 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.
Welcome Summer Networking Event
Please join your friends and colleagues of WHCM for our Welcome Summer Networking Event. Be part of this exciting “WHCM Women Connect” event by joining old friends and new at Joe’s Bar & Grill in Dedham. Appetizers are included with a cash bar available. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please join us for the Women in Health Care Management Spring Leadership Forum to hear four distinguished leaders in health care share their strategies and professional experience as they navigated their career paths through challenging times. As they share their “stories”, you will not only hear about how they advanced their careers, but also the techniques they used to manage the stress of change and how they created their individual brand.
Register now for the event.
Wendy Weitzner, Chair of WHCM Nominating Committee is VP with Innova Group in Boston, a healthcare planning consultancy.
Amy McNulty, President if MacNulty Consulting, L.L.C., a healthcare consulting firm that provides strategy and planning services to healthcare organizations. She is currently Project Director for Community Links.
Linda Battaglini, Healthcare Strategist working with Emerson Hospital and other organizations to develop the structures and policies to enhance Professional Board leadership.
Afsana Akhter, Chair of WHCM Technology Committee, is the Vice President of Business Development at Medullan,Inc, a rapid-growth technology services firm for the Healthcare Industry.
Jennifer Groves,WHCM Board Member, is the Process Improvement Specialist with Umass Memorial Healthcare in their Center for Innovation and Transformational Change
Dinner and Networking will begin at 5:30pm.
Please join your friends and colleagues of WHCM for our Welcome Spring
Networking Event. Be part of the exciting “WHCM Women Connect” and hear
about upcoming events on Networking as well as the Spring Forum
scheduled for May 5th. Appetizers are included with a cash bar
available. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here
to register online and reserve your seat.