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A Massachusetts Healthcare Update - October 12, 2021 (Zoom)
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
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A Massachusetts Healthcare Update
Marylou Sudders, MSW, ACSW
Secretary, Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

presented by
The Boston Club's Healthcare Today Series


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

4:45pm - 5:00pm - Login & Networking
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Program and Q&A

Zoom Meeting
You will receive the dial-in information when you register 

Reg and School St Members: No charge
Associate Members: No charge
Non-Members: $35

Register no later than:
Monday, October 11, 2021



Welcome to Healthcare Today, our latest program series, in which experts in corporate, nonprofit and community organizations explore a variety of healthcare topics relevant to women. (See the list of upcoming programs in the series at the end of this announcement - with luck, two of the events will be in person.)

Join us as Club member and Emerson Hospital CEO Christine Schuster leads our discussion with the Commonwealth's Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders.  We'll cover the state of health care in Massachusetts, the behavioral health initiative, a COVID update, and other ongoing or planned initiatives. And if you've watched or heard Marylou at the innumerable press conferences held by the Governor's office during the last 18 months, you'll understand why we also want to know how she manages stress!

Marylou Sudders, MSW, ACSW, Secretary, Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Marylou Sudders oversees 12 agencies and MassHealth, with a combined budget of $24 billion and 22,000 public employees delivering essential services that touch the lives of 1 in 4 state residents. Since joining Governor Baker’s cabinet in January 2015, Marylou has advanced strategic policy priorities, including: restructuring MassHealth into a population-based health coverage system, reforming the child welfare system, addressing the opioid epidemic, integrating physical and behavioral health care, and strengthening community-based services. She co-chairs the Governor’s Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness, the Governor’s Interagency Council on Aging, and chairs the Autism Commission and the board of Massachusetts Health Connector, the state’s health insurance marketplace. Marylou has held leadership roles across the public and private sectors, including serving as the Massachusetts Commissioner of Mental Health, a nonprofit CEO, and associate professor and program chair at Boston College School of Social Work, a top ten nationally-ranked program. She holds a BS with honors and a MSW from Boston University, and honorary doctorates from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and Bridgewater State University. She is the recipient of many civic, social work, and professional honors.



Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, President and CEO, Emerson Hospital
Christine Schuster has over 30 years of health care experience. Prior to joining Emerson in 2005, she served as president and CEO of Quincy Medical Center and previously Athol Memorial Hospital. She also served as COO of the Extended Care Division of Tenet Saint Vincent Healthcare System in Worcester and director of critical care at New England Deaconess Hospital. Early in her career, she was a health care consultant with Coopers & Lybrand. Christine received her MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth Business School and a BS in nursing from Boston University. Christine has served as chair of the board of the MA Health Education and Financing Authority. She currently serves as chairman of Power Options, the leading energy buying consortium in MA, as well as chair of the MA Council of Community Hospitals and a board member of the MA chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She serves on the advisory board of the MA Health Policy Commission. Christine is a member of the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, the Suffolk Healthcare Administration Advisory Board, and the MA Health and Hospital Association Board, where she recently joined the executive committee as secretary. She is also a corporator for Middlesex Bank. Christine has been recognized numerous times for her leadership and community involvement.


Reg and School St Members: No Charge*
Associate Members: No Charge
Non-Members: $35

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 * PLEASE NOTE:  For this event, reservations and cancellations will be accepted until 4:00pm, Monday, October 11, 2021

Save the Date for these Upcoming Healthcare Today Events:
December 14, 2021 - 8:00am - Women's Specialty Health (in-person, subject to COVID conditions)
February 8, 2022 - 5:00pm - Technology in Health Care: Digital Health, Wearables, and AI (Zoom)
March 29, 2022 - 5:00pm - Innovations in Women's Health (Zoom)
May 10, 2022 - 8:00am - Driving Your Career in Healthcare: Where Do You Want to Be? (in-person, subject to COVID conditions) 



Contact: The Boston Club - [email protected] - 781-639-8002