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

Tufts Medical Center nurses return to work after lockout

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The nurses were locked out for four days by hospital management after going on a one-day strike.

Tufts says complaints of poor care during strike were unfounded

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The union posted allegations on its Facebook page of substandard care by some of the 325 replacement nurses.

In Tufts nurse strike, some worry about patient care

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A study found that more patients die and are readmitted to the hospital during nurses strikes.

Patients are losing patience, and they’re speaking out

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Many medical offices don’t see long waits by patients as a top priority. Is it because changes could harm the bottom line?