Dowling Ranks Among Top Healthcare Leaders

Michael J. Dowling
Michael J. Dowling

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 in the Aug. 24 edition of the magazine.

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.

Dowling was the top-ranked hospital executive in New York. Among his many accomplishments this year, 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.

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 the state government for 12 years, including 7 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.

Visit to see a complete list of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.

Brian Mulligan contributed to this article.


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