North Shore-LIJ’s Michael Dowling Ranks 22nd Among Nation’s Top 100 Healthcare Leaders

Dowling #1 on Long Island Press “Power List”
President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Dowling

GREAT NECK, NY – For the ninth consecutive year, North Shore-LIJ Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Dowling was included in Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual listing of the nation’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” published this week.  Mr. Dowling earned his highest ranking ever on the list, placing at number 22.

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and President Obama topped Modern Healthcare’s “most influential” list, finishing first and second respectively.

Mr. Dowling, a Northport, NY, resident, was the top-ranked hospital executive in New York State.  Among his many accomplishments this year, Mr. Dowling recently negotiated agreements that led to the health system’s expansion into eastern Long Island with the addition of Peconic Medical Center in Riverhead and into Brooklyn with Maimonides Medical Center.  In late 2014, the health system extended its reach into Westchester County, with the addition of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow and Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco.

Mr. Dowling has been North Shore-LIJ’s president and CEO since January 2002, after having served as the health system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Before joining North Shore-LIJ in 1995, he served in New York State government for 12 years, including seven years as State Director of Health, Education and Human Services and Deputy Secretary to former Governor Mario M. Cuomo. He was also commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services.

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 About North Shore-LIJ Health System
One of the nation's largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and healthcare coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the CareConnect Insurance Co. Inc. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 21 hospitals and more than 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,600 beds, employ more than 13,000 nurses and have affiliations with about 10,000 physicians. With a workforce of more than 61,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State.  For more information, go to

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