Senior Vice President, Strategic Communication
Chief Communication Officer
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Erin McDonough, MBA, is the senior strategic communication executive at Brigham Health. She drives comprehensive communication and marketing activities, advancing the Brigham’s mission and bringing stories of inspirational achievements in care, research, education and community partnerships to people around the world. McDonough directs sophisticated content and creative services, digital, media and social media, as well as expert marketing programs across a wide variety of platforms and channels, including highly regarded publications, media outreach, websites, social media, advertising and brand development strategies.
Under McDonough’s leadership, BH appears in more than 50,000 news stories annually across the globe, and garners more than 95 million Facebook and Twitter impressions each year. A special passion for McDonough is fostering a spirit of warmth and connection among BH’s 18,000 employees. By making the large institution feel like a tight-knit family, McDonough nurtures collaborative innovations and helps the hospital community respond with compassion and strength in difficult times. McDonough’s passion for community building carries over into her volunteer activities. McDonough was honored with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester’s New England Women’s Leadership Award, which recognizes influential women who have found ways to give back. McDonough was also profiled in the book “Boston, Inspirational Women” by Bill and Kerry Brett, which features women making a difference in Boston and the world.
McDonough has devoted her professional career to advancing health care leadership and communications, and prior to joining BWH in 2010, she held senior positions at New England Baptist Hospital, CareGroup, and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Northeastern University.