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

Medical errors persist, despite increased scrutiny

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The 60 percent rise last year was partly attributed to problems detected in a single hospital’s dialysis unit.

Suit claims ex-state official had rules rewritten to help Steward

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The lawsuit says John Polanowicz gave executives a draft of a policy that would give Steward an avenue to open a heart center.

5 cataract surgeries, 5 people blinded: What went wrong?

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Five patients had surgery at a West Springfield center, only to discover that they could not see out of the eye that had been operated on.

Apparent gap stymies prosecution of doctors in sex cases

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In Mass., a doctor who touches a patient sexually under the guise that it’s critical to her care is not breaking the law, said Middlesex D.A.