About Michael Dowling: St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal

Northwell Health President and CEO Michael J. Dowling led the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

From County Limerick farmhand to leader of one of the largest health care systems in the United States, Michael J. Dowling’s path to the executive suite is the quintessential Irish-American success story. He's led from the front his entire career. That’s why Mr. Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health, was named Grand Marshal of New York City’s 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The Parade

Beginning at 44th Street, Mr. Dowling walked 35 blocks up Fifth Avenue at the head of the 256th edition of the parade, a celebration of Irish-American heritage and spirit. To see parade highlights, check out coverage in the Newsroom and on social media through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook


Media Coverage

Irish America: Hall of Fame: Michael Dowling

Irish Voice: NYC Turns Out to March  

Irish Echo: Dowling Leads 256th Parade into History

Brooklyn Downtown Star: From Humble Roots in Ireland...

New Hyde Park Patch: Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling Leads St. Patrick's Day Parade

Newsday: Apple's Green for a Day

NY1: Fifth of Green: Crowds Line Midtown Stretch for Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

News 12: 2 million attend St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City

MD Magazine: Northwell CEO Celebrates Immigrant's Dream: Leads St. Patrick's Parade

AM New York: Land of "Eire" and Ice

Crain's Health Pulse: Northwell Health CEO to Lead St. Patrick's Day Parade

NY Post: Man of the Hour

Newsday: Northwell at the Bell

WNBC: "Resilience," "Spirit" Are Heart of St. Patrick's Day Parade, Grand Marshal Says

Irish Voice: When You Dream, You Can Succeed – Grand Marshal of NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Limerick Leader: Michael is First Limerickman to Lead New York's St Patrick's Day Parade

WABC: Northwell CEO Michael Dowling to Lead St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Catholic New York: Northwell Health CEO, a Native of Ireland, Leads St. Patrick’s Parade

Newsday: Michael Dowling, St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshal, Recalls Humble Roots

Irish Central: Dowling Thankful for NYC St. Patrick's’ Day Grand Marshal Honor

Irish Central: Top CEO Michael Dowling is 2017 New York Parade Grand Marshal

Catholic New York: Michael J. Dowling Named Grand Marshal of 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

Press Releases

Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling Leads St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade Names Health Care Leader Michael J. Dowling 2017 Grand Marshal