Celebrate the arrival of spring and catch up with WHCM friends and colleagues at our networking event in northern MA! Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar.
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!
Please join your colleagues and friends for this exciting networking event! This is the first WHCM event being held in the heart of the Boston Longwood Medical area. It’s a valuable opportunity to meet new colleagues and connect with one anther. Come to hear about WHCM’s upcoming professioinal programs and events.
We anticipate new WHCM attendees from the Boston area given this venue. Appetizers will be included and a cash bar is available.
Parking is validated after 5PM for $8.00. We recommend that you register in advance. The cost for non-members is $10, but if they are accompanied by a member, the fee is waived. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.
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.
New Rules, New Opportunities: How Health Care Reform will Change the Professional Landscape
WHCM presents five dynamic health care leaders leading a panel discussion on how health care reform is bringing new opportunities to the health care profession.
Moderators Emily Brower, Senior Director for Harvard Vanguard and Amy MacNulty of MacNulty Consulting will lead this powerful, thought provoking discussion on how different health care organizations are embracing the changes brought in by health care reform.
Cara Babachicos; VP/CIO, Partners Continuing Care, Partners Healthcare
Margaret (Marge) Houy, JD, MBA; Senior Consultant, Bailit Health Purchasing, LLC
Ann Marie O’Connell; VP of Human Resources, Visiting Nurse Association of Boston
A light networking dinner will be available beginning at 5:30 PM
Networking 5:30PM – 6:PM
Business Meeting 6:00PM – 6:30PM
Panel Discussion 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Join us for appetizers, drinks, and networking on Monday, July 12.
Socialize, eat great appetizers, grab a cocktail, and participate in our “speed networking” event. Come prepared with a problem you need solved, and get advice from 7 women in 10 minutes! Trouble with an employee? Looking for a special consultant? Trying to ask for a raise? Co-worker driving you crazy? Get new ideas quickly from your fellow women in healthcare management.
$10 fee for members ($20 for non members) covers cost of appetizers. A cash bar is also available. We look forward to seeing you!