A trustee of the MGH Institute of Health Professions from its inception until 2008, E. Lorraine Baugh became the first Chair of its Board of Trustees in 1985 and served in this capacity for ten years.

She has held executive level positions at Lena Park Community Development Corporation; Charles River Hospital; Lesley College Graduate School of Management; D. Baugh & Associates, Inc.; and Burlington Health Center of the Harvard Community Health Plan.

In addition to her tenure at the MGH Institute, Baugh has served on boards of the Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, Partners Health Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Endicott College, Episcopal Divinity School, The Medical Foundation, Boston Children’s Hospital, to name just a few.

She is a co-founder of the National Black Nurses Association and served as its treasurer and third president. She also is the founder and President Emerita of the New England Regional Black Nurses Association. She is a warden and a member of the vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Boston.

Baugh received a diploma from Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing education from Boston University School of Nursing. She is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Arts and Science at Boston College School of Education.

In 1981, the Boston University School of Nursing awarded her the Outstanding Alumna Award. She also has received numerous other awards, among them the Alfred L. Frechette Award from the Massachusetts Public Health Association, and Businesswoman of the Year Award from the Boston and Vicinity Chapter of the National Association of Negro and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.

In 2002, she was granted the degree of Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Endicott College. In 2012 the E. Lorraine Baugh Visiting Faculty Scholar program was established at the Institute with the support of MGH Institute Honorary Trustee Carol M. Taylor and her husband, John H. Deknatel.

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