The Sunday Interview: Michael Dowling, Northwell Health owner

In an age of pandemic, the Limerick-born, New York-based hospital owner says the strength and tenacity of healthcare workers will guide us through the crisis

Michael Dowling: ‘Healthcare workers are a special breed.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

In brief:

Name: Michael Dowling

Role: Chief executive of Northwell Health, New York state’s largest health system and private employer, with 75,000 employees, 23 hospitals and 800 outpatient locations throughout the New York City metropolitan area

Lives: Northport, New York

Age: 71

Family: wife Kathleen, son Brian and daughter Elizabeth

My Working day: “Early morning into the evening.”

My perfect weekend: “I’m a voracious reader. I use the weekends to catch up on the ...