Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’

Northwell Health President and CEO Michael Dowling

His winning spirit, unbreakable determination, and willingness to take risks have propelled him forward throughout his career and inspired and motivated those around him. By Olivia O’Mahony and Patricia Harty Michael Dowling is one of the nation’s most influential health care executives. He has rapidly expanded and successfully revolutionized Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ HealthRead more..

Northwell Nurse Distinguishes Patients as the Heroes of the Pandemic

In May, Andrew Wong, an emergency and critical care nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital wrote about his experience during the pandemic. In the selfless way a nurse thinks, Wong called the patients the “real heroes.” Wong shares his experience and his thoughts about his colleagues and patients and it makes us realize how lucky weRead more..

Hope Huddles

Hope Huddles connects front-line nurses amid COVID-19 crisis A new program initiated by Emily Fawcett, RN, the daily meeting among emergency department nurses has provided closure and optimism after they treat coronavirus patients Emily Fawcett, RN, is a float nurse working on one of Lenox Hill Hospital’s COVID-19 units. But she started a recent shift in theRead more..

Protecting the Supply Lifeline

On Monday, January 13, 2020, Phyllis McCready knew there was something wrong with the supply chain for the precious PPE frontline workers relied upon. McCready had been in this line of work for thirty years, ten at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and twenty at Northwell. Through years of dealing with hundreds of different vendors ofRead more..

Research Trials
The Rigor of Science

“We’re facing a disease for which there’s no treatment,” said Dr. Kevin Tracey, a neurosurgeon who heads the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell. “Think of what that means. We’re ramping up with preparations to have the hospitals filled up with people in every bed. Some of them dying of a disease, surrounded byRead more..

Hope During the Pandemic

From March to June of 2020 there were many days when it was difficult to have hope that things were going to get better. For many of us we listened to daily news briefings from the President, the Governor, and local elected officials. During those news briefings you hoped to hear good news and thatRead more..

Michael Dowling – What Real Leadership Looks Like During a Pandemic

Irish America Publisher Niall O’Dowd reviews Irish-born CEO Michael Dowling’s new book about Leading Through a Pandemic. The coronavirus, the greatest public health crisis in United States history, will spawn a thousand books, TV programs, and even movies. However, I doubt any will be as revealing and relevant as “Leading Through a Pandemic” which isRead more..

What We Must Learn Learn From COVID-19

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher When catastrophic change comes it leaves us disbelieving at first and very slow to accept. Such is the way with COVID-19. The warning signs were all there, bird flu and SARS, two forerunners could easily have been contagious killer viruses but we dodged two bullets. The world promptly turned its headRead more..

The U.S. could learn from Ireland how to handle COVID-19

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Ireland appears to have done a remarkable job holding infection and death numbers down from the coronavirus..  As of Thursday, this week they had under 100 fatalities and 3,900 infections.  The experts had suggested the Irish would have 15,000 infected by the end of March with death numbers as high as 500. What have theyRead more..

What Social Distancing Meant During the Famine

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Social distancing during the famine was leaving your home and hearth and catching the boat to America. The hovel you left behind had a dirt floor and was often shared with animals. Dysentery, cholera, malnutrition was rife. Ventilators were the holes in the roof to let the smoke from the tinyRead more..