About the Episode

Ann L. Prestipino, MPH, has spent her entire career at Mass General, starting as the assistant to the director of operations 38 years ago. Today, Ann serves as one of Mass General’s 15 senior vice presidents. In this role, she manages the administrative aspects of all four parts of the hospital’s mission (patient care, education, research and community) across a large portfolio of centers and departments. She also leads emergency preparedness and served as the incident commander for both the Boston Marathon bombing and the Rhode Island Station Nightclub fire. Hear how she’s built a long, successful career with continued growth, all within the same institution.

About the Guest

Ann L. Prestipino, MPH: Finding Variety in Longevity

Ann L. Prestipino, MPH, began working at Mass General in the 1980s, and has been here ever since. During her nearly 40-year tenure, she’s seen the hospital from many angles in her roles as the assistant to the director of operations, the administrative director for emergency services and the director of patient services.

Today as a senior vice president, Ann is directly responsible for all administrative and financial aspects, including the clinical, education and research programs and community aspects, across a broad portfolio of departments and centers:

In addition, she serves as the senior executive responsible for strategic planning and the clinical business development program for Mass General and the Mass General Physicians Organization (MGPO). Ann serves as senior advisor to the Partners Emergency Preparedness Committee and chairs the Mass General Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Outside of Mass General, Ann serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of Boston MedFlight. She received her BA in human biology from Brown University and her MPH from Yale University.

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