Northwell CEO to head IHI

Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling has been named board chair of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

Dowling has served on the IHI board since 2010, which includes some of the biggest names in the health care industry. He replaces outgoing IHI chair Dr. Gary Kaplan, who is chair and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle. The two-year term runs through May 2019.

“Since its founding more than 25 years ago, IHI has benefitted from the guidance, wisdom, and support of extraordinary board members, including the board chair,” said IHI CEO Derek Feeley. “Michael continues a long line of visionary health leaders who bring great experience with quality improvement and health system transformation to IHI.”

The IHI is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based nonprofit whose mission focuses on health and health care improvement – for both individuals and entire populations – worldwide.

“IHI is energizing and inspiring improvements in the quality of health care around the globe,” said Dowling. “I’m honored to serve as chair of an organization committed to redesigning health care into a system without errors, waste, delay and unsustainable costs.”

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