The Friday Five – Top O’ the Mornin’ to Ya
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As the saying goes, “If you’re lucky enough to be Irish… you’re lucky enough!” Tis the last day of the work week and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to dedicate this week’s Friday Five to The Emerald Isle and its lovely lads and lasses.
Northwell Health CEO, a Native of Ireland, Leads St. Patrick’s Parade
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City is kind of a big deal and its Board of Directors makes sure to name someone special to be its Grand Marshal. That is precisely why Limerick native Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health (@NorthwellHealth), was chosen to be Grand Marshal of the 2017 parade. “Michael Dowling is the true embodiment of the values we celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day, a leader in a noble healing profession, an educator, a public servant, an Irish-American who has made enormous contributions to his adopted country and who has made us all proud to be Irish,” said Board Chairman John Lahey. Dowling is believed to be the first head of a hospital to lead the 255-year-old parade. Grab yourself an Irish coffee, do yourself a favor and read Michael J. Dowling’s story as told by Irish Central.
— Northwell Health (@NorthwellHealth) March 15, 2017
Top 10 Pharma and Med Device Companies in Ireland
Ireland has an extremely strong reputation for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing. These industries are well developed and growing strongly throughout the country – Ireland currently hosts 9 of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies and 18 of the top 25 medtech companies. GetReSkilled (@getreskilled) offers a closer look at some of the biggest, and their operations in Ireland.
The Hidden Health Benefits of the Shamrock
The hills of Ireland are covered in green clover and the farmers there have long known it to be nutritional powerhouse for their herds. Irish Clover, or the shamrock is a symbol of good luck and synonymous with Irish culture. Find a four leaf clover and you’re considered to have instant luck. But did you know that throughout history the clover has been used, and still is today, to treat a host of ailments? Check out all the ways this charming little plant can heal what ails you.
World Health Organization’s Ranking of the World’s Health Systems
The World Health Organization (@WHO) examines and compares health systems around the globe and ranks them accordingly. Ireland is among the top twenty countries listed! Check out the list in its entirety and find out where your country ranks. Visit the WHO website to learn more about the report and what indicators they used to rank the countries.
Notre Dame Moves to the Second Round on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day
Yes, it is St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow but we would be remiss if we neglected to recognize what other time of year it is… March Madness, Baby (as only Dick Vitale can say it). And while we all can agree Villanova will once again prevail this year, in honor of St. Patrick we have chosen to highlight Notre Dame’s (@NDmbb) first round win over Princeton in the NCAA tournament on Thursday afternoon by a final score of 60-58. The Irish have now won three consecutive first round games in the NCAA tournament and seven of their last nine games in the tourney.
— Notre Dame MBB (@NDmbb) March 16, 2017
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