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NYAM Trustee and Fellow Michael Dowling, President and CEO of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, has been honored with Becker's Healthcare 2013 Leadership Award.
Mr. Dowling, whose lengthy career has included top positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield, New York State Department of Health, Education and Human Services as well as Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, has been with North-Shore-LIJ Health system since 1995. He has served as president and CEO of the integrated health system, one of the nation's largest, since 2002.
Mr. Dowling's time with North Shore-LIJ has been marked by action, expanding and collaborating to improve services offered at North Shore-LIJ's 16 hospitals and various other care settings. He partnered with GE Medical Systems and Harvard University School of Public Health to form the Center for Learning and Innovation, an internal university for North Shore-LIJ staff to improve their professional skills and create a culture of learning.
Under Mr. Dowling's leadership, the health system has entered into strategic alliances with the Cleveland Clinic, Hackensack University Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center to increase innovation and improve patient care. Mr. Dowling's tenure has also led to growth at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, which houses North Shore-LIJ's research efforts, including those on immunology, neuroscience and Alzheimer's disease. The Feinstein Institute ranks in the top 5 percent of all institutions that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health.
In addition to his role with North Shore-LIJ, Mr. Dowling also serves as a board member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He is also a past chairman and current board member of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership, the Greater New York Hospital Association, the Healthcare Association of New York State and the League of Voluntary Hospitals of New York.
Posted on April 23, 2013
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