Margaret [Meg] Lutze of Good Shepherd Community Care among McKnight's 2019 Women of Distinction winners
Meg Lutze has been recognized as a top leader in the field of long-term care and senior care. Meg was named A RISING STAR in the nationwide 2019 McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards. The program is overseen by independent trade publications McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living, which received hundreds of nominations in this, the program’s inaugural year. An independent panel of judges comprising industry professionals and McKnight’s editors selected the winners, who were announced March 13 and March 14.
Meg is the Chief Operating Officer at Good Shepherd Community Care, one of the most trusted not-for-profit health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Meg’s commitment to Good Shepherd and its mission for the past 16 years has been extraordinary and critical to the organization’s success. Meg is known for her consistently unique ability to grasp and describe problems and challenges and to both visualize and implement solutions and responses. Since she started in 2003, Meg has seen the organization grow from just a small group of 10 employees to over 175 today. She also serves as the chair-person of the Quality, Regulatory & Compliance Peer Group at the Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts and is the devoted mother to a daughter and two sons.
This is McKnight’s first year for the program, for which PointClickCare is the exclusive platinum sponsor. Overall, 19 Hall of Honor and 21 Rising Star recipients were named. The former category is for outstanding leaders who serve at the vice president or higher level, while the latter is for women under 40 or with less than 15 years of experience in the field.