Hospitals & Housing Investments: National and Massachusetts-Based Approaches


On December 7, 2017, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, The Boston Foundation, Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, and the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations hosted an event featuring hospital institutions and their approaches to investing in housing. The event highlighted the diverse models of seven institutions across the country and state, key successes, and lessons learned, as represented by the following speakers:

National Panel

  • Penrose Jackson, Director, Community Health Improvement, The University of Vermont Medical Center
  • George Kleb, Executive Director, Housing & Community Development, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
  • Monica J. Mitchell, PhD, Senior Director, Community Relations, and Professor, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Massachusetts Panel

  • Shari Nethersole, MD, Executive Director for Community Health, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Joan Quinlan, MPA, Vice President for Community Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Frank Robinson, PhD, Vice President, Public Health, Baystate Health
  • Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, Children’s HealthWatch, Boston Medical Center

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Registration: 8:30 to 9:00 am
Program: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: The Westin Copley Place, Essex Ballroom, 10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

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