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Northwell CEO named one of healthcare’s “Most Influential” leaders


Northwell Health President and CEO Michael J. Dowling has been named to Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" for the 11th consecutive year, underscoring his standing as one of the industry's preeminent leaders.

Mr. Dowling, who ranks No. 38 on the 2017 list, is the top-rated hospital executive in New York State with a long history of service in health and human services, from his time overseeing health, education and human services in former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo's administration, to his stewardship in leading Northwell's rise to becoming the state's largest health system.

That transformation into an $11 billion organization with a culture of care and focus on innovation has helped drive the growth of the health system, which now has 22 hospitals and more than 550 outpatient facilities throughout the New York metropolitan area.

"Health care has never been more complex or more vital to the communities we serve," said Mr. Dowling, who was named one of Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs in June. "Not only have we had to respond to the political turmoil in Washington, but to the ever-changing environment of evolving technologies and health care needs."

The trio of Republican senators who successfully blocked their party's last-ditch attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act in July – Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine) and John McCain (Arizona) – topped Modern Healthcare's rankings.

To see the complete list of Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare," go to:

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About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 hospitals, over 550 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for more than two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 62,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and 3,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

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