Chief Executive Officer since October 2013, Sandra L. Fenwick joined Boston Children’s Hospital, the top pediatric hospital in the nation, in June of 1999 as Senior Vice President for Business Development, Strategy and Ambulatory Care Operations. She was appointed COO in 1999 and President in 2008. As CEO of the nation’s preeminent pediatric hospital and research center, Fenwick has continued to build on the institution’s leadership in advancing pediatric health care locally, regionally and nationally. She works closely with Boston Children’s clinicians to improve the effectiveness and efficacy of care and promote clinical excellence while at the same time tackling the cost of care. Investments in basic, translational and clinical research on pediatric and adult disease and global health remain a top priority as the leading pediatric research center in the nation.
Under Fenwick’s leadership, Boston Children’s has also kept its cost growth below medical inflation and worked with Massachusetts’ insurers to lower rates and reduce prices to help make care more affordable for employers and families over the last several years. In addition, she is guiding Boston Children’s efforts to make its services more accessible in the communities surrounding Boston by strengthening and growing the hospital’s community of care network. Prior to her arrival at Boston Children’s, Fenwick worked for 20 years in healthcare administration and strategic planning at Beth Israel Hospital and CareGroup, Inc.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Simmons College with distinction and a Masters in Public Health degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She received a Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from Pine Manor College in 2001, a 2006 Champion in Healthcare award from the Boston Business Journal and a 2007 Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.