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Sandra Fenwick | Overview

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Former Chief Executive Officer

Sandra L. Fenwick was the Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children's Hospital, where she led a team of 20,000 people dedicated to improving and advancing child health through their life-changing work in clinical care, biomedical research, medical education, and community engagement. She retired from Boston Children's on March 31, 2021.

Ms. Fenwick joined Boston Children’s in 1999 as Senior Vice President for Business Development Strategy and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer later that year. She was named president in 2008 and was appointed chief executive officer in 2013. Throughout her tenure, she led the hospital’s efforts to control costs and adapt to a changing health care environment. Those efforts resulted in outstanding credit ratings, a robust financial profile, and a proven track record of delivering among the highest value pediatric care in the nation.

From 1976 to 1998, Ms. Fenwick served in a number of senior executive roles at Beth Israel Hospital in operations, strategy, and business development, ultimately as Senior Vice President of System Development for its parent CareGroup.

Ms. Fenwick is a member of the Board of Directors of the Children's Hospital Association and chairs its Public Policy Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of CRICO, Livongo Health, Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically-inspired Engineering, Jobs for Massachusetts, the 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. In 2019 she was honored as a Distinguished Bostonian by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Fenwick holds a Bachelor’s degree from Simmons College with distinction and a Master’s in Public Health in Health Services Administration from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees for her contributions to health care.