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

When something medically goes wrong

By Liz Kowalczyk , Globe Staff

Each year in Massachusetts hospitals, hundreds of patients are injured because of serious medical errors and other safety problems.

Surgical error at Tufts prompts widespread changes

By Liz Kowalczyk , Globe Staff

The death of a patient at Tufts Medical Center last year highlighted medical errors involving “cognitive bias.”

Mass. hospitals’ mistakes list widens

By Liz Kowalczyk , Globe Staff

Hospitals in 2013 reported more errors, use of contaminated equipment, assaults, and other preventable hazards.

Steward Health Care expanding psychiatric facilities

By Liz Kowalczyk , Globe Staff

The health care system is spending millions to open psychiatric units in its Mass. hospitals, marking a reversal from recent years.