For the first time in the MGH’s history, community health is now part of the internal hospital governance structure. As a result of the hospital’s strategic plan, the General Executive Committee created an Executive Committee on Community Health (ECOCH) to promote community health improvement by leveraging the MGH mission: patient care, teaching, research and community health.

Under the new plan, the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) and the Executive Committee on Teaching and Education (ECOTE) also were reconfigured. Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, physician-in-chief, is chair of the 30-person committee comprised of hospital and community leaders. Joan Quinlan, vice president for Community Health in the Center for Community Health Improvement, is the committee’s administrative lead.