Northwell CEO Named A ‘Most Influential’ Health Care Leader

Northwell Health president and CEO Michael J. Dowling

Northwell Health president and CEO Michael J. Dowling has been named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” for the 12th consecutive year.

Dowling is the top-rated hospital executive in New York State on this year’s list, ranking No. 44 overall. He oversees an organization with nearly $12 billion in annual revenue, building a culture of high-quality care with a focus on innovation that has helped drive the growth of Northwell Health, which now has 23 hospitals and more than 665 outpatient facilities throughout the New York metropolitan area.

His ability to grow the health system into a vast clinical, academic and research enterprise builds on a legacy of innovation dating back to his 12 years of public service overseeing health, education and human services for former New York Governor Mario Cuomo.

“In today’s turbulent health care environment, it’s imperative that providers on the front lines of delivering care have strong representation at the state and federal levels,” said Dowling. “As CEO of New York’s largest health care provider, I’ve always tried to be a compassionate voice for the needy, a no-excuses advocate for patients, and a driver of changes that stabilize our industry and improve health care delivery in the process.”

President Donald Trump topped Modern Healthcare’s rankings while Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos were among 12 executives tied in the No. 2 spot and labeled as “disrupters.”

To see the complete list of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” visit

—Submitted by Northwell Health

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