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Christine Schuster, RN, MBA


Christine has over 25 years of healthcare experience. Before joining Emerson Health as President and CEO in 2005, she served as President and CEO of Quincy Medical Center and Athol Memorial Hospital. She also served as COO of the Tenet Saint Vincent Healthcare System, Extended Care Division. Early in her career, she worked as a health care consultant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterHouseCoopers).

Christine serves as Past Chair of the Board of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association (MHA)as well as Chair of the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals and the Massachusetts Value Alliance, a leading supply purchasing consortium. She is a member of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Clinical Advisory Board and the Advisory Boards for the Suffolk University MHA Program and Riverside Partners, a private equity firm. She is a Middlesex Bank Corporator and serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (GBCC. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum.

In 2023, Christine was included in Boston Magazine’s list of “150 Most Influential Bostonians” and named one of the “Hospital CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Health. She also received the 2023 GBCC Pinnacle Award for Achievement in HealthCare, the 2023 Community Leadership Award from The Community Foundation for Metrowest, and the 2023 Massachusetts Health Council Champion of Health and Wellness Award. The Boston Globe/Women’s Edge recognized Emerson Health as a Top 100 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts from 2017 to 2023. She received the 2017 Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce Excellent Nonprofit Leadership Award, the 2011 Concord Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year Award, and the 2008 Maynard Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award. Ms. Schuster received the Prescription for Excellence Award from the Mass Medical Health Law Report. She is a four-time recipient of the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award Previously, Modern Healthcare Magazine and Witt Kieffer Associates recognized her as an Up and Comer Award recipient.

Ms. Schuster received her MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston University.