Mary Moscato Named by Governor Baker to Public Health Council
BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker appointed Mary Moscato, FACHE, President of Hebrew SeniorLife Health Care Services and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, to serve on the Public Health Council (PHC) because she is a health services provider who has expertise in long-term care management.
The Public Health Council has long played a key role in the public health of Massachusetts. Originally established by legislation in the 1800s and reconstituted in 2007 as part of Health Care Reform, the Public Health Council meets monthly and grants the Commissioner of Public Health the authority to take necessary actions to protect the public’s health upon a declaration of a public health state of emergency by the Governor, such as last year’s COVID-19 state of emergency. The Public Health Council, comprised of the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, who serves as chairperson, and 14 members, also promulgates rules and regulations and holds public hearings.
“The Public Health Commission’s mission is especially important during the current pandemic that continues to bring new challenges to public health. Its members bring a broad range of expertise and insight, including providers, non-providers, and academics to address ongoing public health issues,” said Moscato. “Based on my tenure at Hebrew SeniorLife, I bring real-world experience to the Public Health Commission, helping to establish priorities and best practices for the state, making sure the needs of Massachusetts’ seniors are properly addressed.”
Earlier this year, Moscato’s expertise was recognized when she was asked to join the Board of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, the state’s leading voice for hospitals and health systems.
Moscato joined Hebrew SeniorLife in 2012 and oversees a comprehensive and integrated network of senior health care, post-acute health care, and home- and community-based services. Moscato is a seasoned health care executive with 25+ years of C-level progressive management experience of multisite clinical operations, including long-term chronic care, post-acute care delivery systems, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, home care and hospice, medical practice management, and adult day health. Moscato is recognized nationally for her advocacy role regarding the impact on federal policy for specialty hospitals and community-based programs, as well as her leadership in implementing alternative payment models in the post-acute sector.
She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member on the American Hospital Association Council for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Hospitals. She serves on numerous state and community boards, and has been recognized by the Boston Globe and Commonwealth Institute for Hebrew Rehabilitation Center's designation as a Top Women-Led Business. Moscato earned a B.S. from Northeastern University, and her M.B.A. and M.P.H. from Boston University.
About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the nonprofit organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit https://hebrewseniorlife.org and follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.