Joyce A. Murphy

Executive Vice Chancellor, Commonwealth Medicine


Joyce Murphy

Joyce A. Murphy is Executive Vice Chancellor of Commonwealth Medicine, the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s health care operations and consulting division. Prior to her appointment to this position in 2011, she served as Commonwealth Medicine’s Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer for five years.   

Ms. Murphy joined UMass Medical School in 2006, after serving as President of Carney Hospital in Boston for nine years. Concurrently, for a year, she also served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the Caritas Christi Health Care System, now part of Steward Health Care.

Previously, Ms. Murphy was appointed as Vice President of St. Margaret's Hospital for Women in Dorchester, Mass., to create a financially viable vision and business plan for redeveloping the hospital campus and establishing a successor corporation when the inpatient hospital closed on that site. She became the founding president of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in 1993.

Ms. Murphy began her professional career in the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC). During her 11-year tenure, she held various roles and ultimately became Superintendent of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Framingham, the sole women's prison in the state. She went on to serve as First Deputy Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

Ms. Murphy holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, an honorary Doctor of Public Administration from Curry College, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

In addition to serving on the boards of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Curry College, and the Kenneth B. Schwartz Leadership Council, she has chaired the Schwartz Center’s Annual Celebration for Women in Health Care since 1999.

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