St. Patrick's Day Foundation, NYC

P.O. Box 1058

Larchmont, NY 10538


St. Patrick’s Day Foundation, NYC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity organization.    (EIN-Tax ID number 46-1343945)

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Michael Dowling from County Limerick, Ireland is the President and CEO of Northwell Health. Mr. Dowling leads one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems, with $11 billion in annual revenue. Northwell has a total workforce of about 61,000 employees, 21 hospitals, 6,675 hospital and long-term care beds, more than 500 outpatient physician practices and a full complement of long-term care services, rehabilitation, home care, hospice and other services.

 Prior to becoming president and CEO, Mr. Dowling was the health system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Before joining Northwell Health in 1995, Michael Dowling was a senior vice president at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Mr. Dowling served in New York State government for 12 years, including seven years as state director of Health, Education and Human Services and deputy secretary to the governor. He was commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services and deputy secretary to Governor Mario Cuomo. Mr. Dowling was a professor of social policy and assistant dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, and director of the Fordham campus in Westchester County.

 Mr. Dowling has been honored with many awards over the years. They include: the 2012 B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Award, the 2011 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership, the 2011 CEO Information Technology Award from Modern Healthcare magazine and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the State University of New York’s Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, an Outstanding Public Service Award from the Mental Health Association of New York State, an Outstanding Public Service Award from the Mental Health Association of Nassau County, the Alfred E. Smith Award from the American Society for Public Administration, and the Gold Medal from the American Irish Historical Society. In August 2015, Modern Healthcare ranked Mr. Dowling 22nd on its annual list of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.” In March 2016, Mr. Dowling was also listed No. 1 on Long Island Press’ 2015 “Power List” recognizing the 50 most-influential Long Islanders.

Mr. Dowling is chair of the Healthcare Institute, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences and the North American Board of the Smurfit School of Business at University College, Dublin, Ireland. He serves as a board member of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Foundation; on the executive council at the American Irish Historical Society, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the Long Island Association. He is past chair and a current board member of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and the League of Voluntary Hospitals of New York. Mr. Dowling was an instructor at the Center for Continuing Professional Education at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Michael Dowling is the oldest of five children born to John (Jack) and Margaret (Meg) Dowling from Knockaderry, Newcastle West, County Limerick, Ireland. Mr. Dowling attended Ahalin National School near Knockaderry and St. Ita’s Secondary School in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Michael Dowling graduated from University College Cork with an undergraduate degree, and obtained a master’s degree from Fordham University. Mr. Dowling has honorary doctorates from University College Dublin, Hofstra University and Dowling College.  Michael Dowling lives in St Philip Neri parish in Northport, Long Island with his wife Kathleen, and they have two children Elizabeth and Brian who also work in health care.​

Michael j. dowling

The 2017 Grand Marshal of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade