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

Caritas chief faces new accusations

By Walter V. Robinson and Liz Kowlczyk , Globe Staff

More than 10 women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment by Dr. Robert M. Haddad, embattled president of Caritas Christi Health Care System.

When are nurse staffing levels unsafe? Reports fuel debate over ballot question

By , Globe Staff

Nurse staffing reports provide a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes pressures caregivers can feel juggling acutely ill patients. They also have become a tool in the battle over Question 1.

Unhealthy Divide

For many, a struggle to find affordable mental health care

By , Globe Staff

Treatment has become, in large measure, a private-pay business that operates outside the insurance system.

Boston hospitals warn doctors to disclose industry ties

By , Globe Staff

The actions were triggered by a series of lapses at New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.