Reporter

Liz Kowalczyk

Kowalczyk covers healthcare and medicine for the Globe, including treatment and cost trends in hospitals and physicians’ practices. She is a graduate of Cornell University, and has worked for the Globe since 2000. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 as part of a team for national reporting.

Latest stories

Audit finds doctors’ criminal cases are underreported

By Liz Kowalczyk , Globe Staff

Mass. courts routinely fail to report doctors facing criminal charges to the board that oversees physician discipline.

MGH to screen all patients for substance abuse

By Liz Kowalczyk , Globe Staff

The mandatory screening program is part of a broad plan to improve addiction treatment.

Mass. House approves cap on nurse workload

By Liz Kowalczyk , Globe Staff

The bill would establish statewide limits on the number of patients assigned to nurses in hospital intensive care units.

State House approves limits on ICU patients assigned to nurses

By Liz Kowalczyk , Globe Staff

The Massachusetts House passed a bill Wednesday night establishing statewide limits on the number of patients assigned to nurses in hospital intensive care units, as part of a deal between the state’s largest nurses union and hospitals.