BOSTON – Boston Medical Center (BMC) welcomes three consumer-focused business leaders as new members to its Board of Trustees to help advance the academic medical center’s leadership in clinical innovation and health equity, furthering the mission of the largest essential hospital in New England.  

Mary Boyd, Chief Executive Officer of the Hiscox USA business unit, Patrick Smith, Head of Consumer and Business Banking at Santander Bank, and Todd Cozzens, a co-founder of Transformation Capital, will join the Boston Medical Center Board of Trustees this month. 

“Boston Medical Center is extremely fortunate to welcome these highly accomplished, strategic individuals to our Board of Trustees,” said Alastair Bell, MD, MBA, President & CEO of Boston Medical Center Health System (BMCHS). “As BMC continues to reimagine how to best deliver equity-led care, access, and support to our patients, they will provide valuable business insight and people-centric expertise that will advance our transformational journey with and for the communities we serve.” 

  • Boyd joined the specialist insurer Hiscox in June. Previously, she was President and CEO of Plymouth Rock Assurance Independent Agency Group, where she oversaw the insurer’s $1 billion Independent Agency Auto, Pilgrim Services and Umbrella liability businesses. She was named the Insurance Library Association of Boston’s 2022 “Insurance Person of the Year.” Boyd led Plymouth Rock’s team through a multi-discipline digital evolution to connect product, customer and agency partner digital experience. Boyd joined Plymouth Rock from The Hartford.  
  • Smith, who combines banking experience with a customer focus, joined Santander in 2020. As the lead for Consumer & Business Banking, Smith drives the strategy for Santander’s network of over 400 branches and 1,200 ATMs, as well as small business banking, corporate & social responsibility, digital, retail operations, and investments. Over a 30-year career in financial services, Smith has held a variety of leadership positions at KeyBank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Capitol One. He serves on the boards of BDC Capital and Boeing Employee Credit Union. 
  • Cozzens is a deeply experienced investor and company builder who has partnered with leading digital health innovators. Transformation Capital, which he co-founded, is one of the largest dedicated investment firms in digital health, managing over $1.7 billion across three funds and 44 partner companies. Previously, Cozzens co-led digital health investing at Sequoia Capital, and was a founder, CEO, and operator of two digital health companies, Marquette Medical, which he took public and was later acquired by GE Healthcare, and Picis, later acquired by UnitedHealth Group.  

“These leaders also share a true commitment to BMC’s patients and communities,” said Martha Samuelson, chair of the Board of Trustees. “Their knowledge and experience will help further elevate BMC as a national leader in equitable care.”  

The Board of Trustees last month appointed BMC Physician-in-Chief Anthony Hollenberg as hospital president to further clinical innovation, research and equity at the academic medical center. Hollenberg’s appointment compliments the strength of the Board of Trustees and fills a key position on the BMCHS’ newly reimagined leadership team. Hollenberg, along with the Presidents of WellSense Health Plan and Clearway Health, report to Bell, the President & CEO of BMC Health System. BMCHS is reshaping how care is delivered to patients and members in a fully integrated system, where care is designed with and for our communities.  

About Boston Medical Center 

Boston Medical Center models a new kind of excellence in healthcare, where innovative and equitable care empowers all patients to thrive. We combine world-class clinicians and cutting-edge treatments with compassionate, quality care, that extends beyond our walls. As an award-winning health equity leader, our diverse clinicians and staff interrogate racial disparities in care and partner with our community to dismantle systemic inequities. And as a national leader in research and the teaching affiliate for Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, we’re driving the future of care. 

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