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BWFH welcomes new Director of Risk Management

Beth Uhl-Israel, MBA, CPHRM, CPHQ, has joined Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in the role of Director of Risk Management. Reporting directly to Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs Scott Schissel, MD, PhD, she is charged with identifying risks and responding to them in order to promote both staff and patient safety.

Uhl-Israel comes to BWFH from Wellesley College where she has served as Risk and Compliance Manager since 2020. She has extensive healthcare experience having previously held Risk Management leadership roles at Metrowest Medical Center (part of Tenet Healthcare), Franciscan Children’s Hospital and Winchester Hospital. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Arizona and an MBA in Management from Fitchburg State University and sits on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Society of Healthcare Risk Management.

Of her decision to return to the healthcare field, she says, “I had been working in higher education for a while, but I missed hospital work. But I wasn’t sure how the COVID-19 pandemic had changed things in the hospital. Despite all the challenges everyone has faced over the last year and a half and continue to face, everyone here has been open, welcoming and patient.”

Uhl-Israel says she is eager to learn more about BWFH’s needs and how she can be of service to our staff. She has a particular interest in workplace violence prevention having served on Massachusetts Hospital Association’s Workplace Violence Workgroup during her tenure with Tenet Healthcare.

Outside of work, she is mom to three children—ages 25, 22 and 14. She enjoys playing Scrabble and riding her electric bike, which she describes by saying, “It’s not like a moped, you do have to pedal. But it gives you a boost on the hills.” 

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