Liz Kowalczyk

Liz Kowalczyk reports on hospitals, doctors, and the patient perspective for the Globe, focusing on quality of care and medical errors, medical culture, and treatment trends, including for mental health issues. Her job includes exposing problems in the health care system that impact patients in ways both big and small.

Kowalczyk 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 on a pharmacy whose contaminated products killed and injured dozens of people. She won first place in 2014 for beat reporting from the Association of Health Care Journalists. In 2015, she was a Scripps Howard Foundation finalist for investigative reporting as part of a team that wrote about concurrent surgery.

Latest stories

Steward Health Care pressured doctors to restrict referrals outside chain, suit says

By , Globe Staff

A whistleblower lawsuit exposes the behind-the-scenes pressure health care companies put on doctors to keep patient referrals in-house.

Jury awards black nurse $28 million in hospital retaliation suit

By , Globe Staff

A Haitian-American nurse who sued Brigham and Women’s Hospital for discrimination and retaliation has been awarded more than $28 million.

Former Steward Health Care executive files harassment suit against company

By , Globe Staff

Claudia Henderson said she was subject to sexual and racial comments that were part of a management culture that demeaned women and blacks.

Raising Connor

By and Photos by Craig F. Walker , Globe Staff

Connor Biscan’s family gave a Globe reporter and photographer access into his world and their struggles, believing it might help other families.