Boston, MA – Massachusetts General Hospital is proud to announce that Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, senior vice president for Equity and Community Health and Sumner M. Redstone Chair in Health Equity, is being recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2022’s Top Diversity Leaders.

The Top Diversity Leaders in Healthcare recognition program honors the top diverse healthcare executives and organizations influencing policy, care delivery and public health, and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations and the healthcare industry.

“The honorees on Modern Healthcare’s 2022 lists of Top Diversity Leaders and Organizations demonstrate a willingness to devote the resources necessary to execute meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives,” said Mary Ellen Podmolik, Modern Healthcare’s editor. “Their efforts to provide greater opportunities internally while advancing health equity initiatives in their communities set a great example for others to follow.”

“It is incredibly special to be recognized for my lifelong passion and work, and none of it would be possible without the efforts and accomplishments of so many of my dedicated colleagues and partners, past and present,” said Betancourt. “I am so grateful to represent a hospital and health system that has long recognized health disparities as an urgent crisis—and has taken action to eliminate them—while being committed to diversifying the healthcare workforce and ensuring that Mass General is a welcoming, inclusive place for everyone.”

About Massachusetts General Hospital

Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the third oldest hospital in the nation. Each year, the 1,100-bed academic medical center cares for more than 50,000 inpatients, records more than 1.5 million outpatient and emergency visits, and delivers more than 3,800 babies. Mass General is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the nation on the US News & World Report list of “America’s Best Hospitals” and among the top three hospitals in the world in Newsweek’s list of “World’s Best Hospitals.” Mass General is home to the Mass General Research Institute, which conducts the largest hospital-based scientific program in the nation, with annual research expenditures of more than $1.2 billion and comprising more than 8,500 researchers working across more than 30 institutes, centers and departments. Mass General is a founding member of the Mass General Brigham health care system.

About Mass General Brigham

Mass General Brigham is an integrated academic healthcare system, uniting great minds to solve the hardest problems in medicine for our communities and the world. Mass General Brigham connects a full continuum of care across a system of academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals, a health insurance plan, physician networks, community health centers, home care, and long-term care services. Mass General Brigham is a non-profit organization committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. In addition, Mass General Brigham is one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations, with several Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals. For more information, please visit

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