BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Press Ganey today honored Michael J. Dowling, President and CEO of Northwell Health, with its 2018 Innovator of the Year Award. The award was presented by Press Ganey CEO Patrick Ryan at the organization’s annual National Client Conference in Orlando, Florida, in front of an audience of more than 3,000 health care professionals.
The Innovator of the Year Award annually recognizes an outstanding leader who has challenged the status quo to improve the overall safety, quality and experience of care and who has advanced the health care industry through disruptive change.
“Michael is a true health care visionary with a commitment to transforming health care through cultural, operational and clinical innovation,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO, Press Ganey. “Throughout his distinguished career, Michael has consistently demonstrated bold and groundbreaking leadership that has not only improved the delivery of health care at Northwell, but has also set a standard for performance improvement in our industry.”
Northwell Health provides clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, conducts innovative research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and delivers a visionary approach to medical education at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
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