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Leading Through a Pandemic

Michael Dowling, President and CEO of Northwell Health reflects on humanity, innovation and lessons learned during the COVID-19 crisis.

February 23, 2021
13:00 - 13:00

In this lecture hosted by the Chief Executives' Club at Queen's, Michael Dowling will reflect on his experience of leading New York State's largest healthcare provider and private employer Northwell Health, through the COVID-19 pandemic.

He will share details of how the clinical and administrative teams at the New York-based private system prepared years in advance and stepped up during the height of the pandemic. They treated nearly 100,000 COVID-19 patients to date. Being the CEO of a health system in the city’s epicenter of the pandemic has led to some lessons that are non-negotiable take-home messages for other health systems across the country

Event Running Order

1300 - Welcome and Introduction by Professor Ian Greer, President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast

1305 - 'Leading Through a Pandemic' by Michael Dowling, President and CEO, Northwell Health

1330 - Q&A Chaired by Professor Mark Lawler, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Medicine Health and Life Sciences, Queen's University Belfast

1400 - Close

The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's

The Chief Executives' Club (CEC) at Queen's is a high-level business forum in Northern Ireland that supports valuable business networking, showcases leadership, and helps to establish and strengthen links between higher education and the Northern Ireland business community.

The CEC host a calendar of events throughout the course of the academic year, providing outstanding opportunities for business and public sector leaders in Northern Ireland and beyond to gain insight from keynote speakers of international regard and help promote enterprise and innovation across the region and the island of Ireland.

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Name Robbie McGreer