BOSTON – Joe Camillus has been named Chief Operating Officer of Boston Medical Center (BMC), where he will be responsible for daily operations at New England’s largest safety net hospital.

Since joining BMC in 2011 to lead business development, Camillus has helped shape and execute on the growth and strategic direction of the hospital and Boston Medical Center Health System. Most recently, as Senior Vice President of Operations and Professional Services, he managed the hospital’s operating budget while overseeing teams in inpatient, ambulatory and surgical operations.

As Chief Operating Officer, Camillus will play a key leadership role in the further growth and reach of the hospital’s services, the adoption and use of digital channels for engaging patients, BMC’s continued transition to embrace value based care, deeper integration and partnership with the hospital’s affiliated health centers, and the shift in BMC’s clinical model to support equitable care. 

“Joe has led many successful initiatives at BMC to increase patient access and improve patient experience,” said Alastair Bell, MD, MBA, President of Boston Medical Center Health System. “We are excited to have him expand his role as Chief Operating Officer, where he will further support BMC’s ambitious goals in growth, innovation, performance excellence and health equity.”

Camillus played a critical leadership role in the hospital’s COVID response and capacity challenges resulting from COVID surges and their aftermath. In recent months, he has worked with leaders across the hospital on the creation and implementation of a campus construction project to expand inpatient and operating room capacity.

In his prior role, overseeing one quarter of the hospital’s workforce, Camillus built a diverse team to reflect the hospital’s patient population, while supporting the creation of a leadership training program for employees of color.

“Boston Medical Center is a both an integral part of our community and a national model for racial health equity and clinical and research excellence,” Camillus said. “I’m honored to serve BMC as Chief Operating Officer and work with this great team of dedicated employees to strengthen and position the hospital for the future.”

Before joining BMC, Camillus was an administrative director in emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He holds an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he was a Zuckerman Fellow, and an MBA from Yale School of Management. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame.

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