As President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital, Sandra L. Fenwick leads the nation’s foremost independent pediatric hospital and the world’s leading center of pediatric medical and health research. Ms. Fenwick has been a driving force to improve the effectiveness and efficacy of the care provided at Boston Children’s while at the same time reducing the costs of care. Through a combination of hospital affiliations, outpatient specialty care centers, community health centers and regional partnerships, she has helped create a children’s health network providing high quality pediatric care in local settings. She has also expanded its commitment to and investment in both basic, translational and clinical research, care, technology and delivery innovations and as well as prevention efforts focused on asthma, obesity and mental health. She is a tireless advocate for children’s health and has been instrumental in developing strategies that position Boston Children’s as the scientific and thought leader in pediatric health.
Ms. Fenwick joined Boston Children’s 1999 as senior vice president and was appointed Chief Operating Officer that year, was named President in 2008 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Boston Children’s is a 415-bed Harvard teaching hospital with over $2.6 billion of revenues including $375M of research funding. Boston Children’s has 1,600 physicians, trains over 1,000 residents and fellows annually and more than 12,000 employees.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of CRICO, Ltd.(Cayman), Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically-inspired Engineering, Children’s Hospital Association, Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, MASCO, Inc, Jobs for Massachusetts, Inc., Massachusetts Digital Health Council and Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum and Women Corporate Directors/Boston.
Prior to her arrival at Boston Children’s, Ms. Fenwick served as senior vice president of System Development for CareGroup, Inc. From 1976 to 1996, she served in a number of senior executive roles at the Beth Israel Hospital in operations, strategy and business development..
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 has received numerous awards and honorary degrees for her contribution to healthcare.