The Washington Business Journal Names Children’s National Chief of Staff Among Women Who Mean Business October 16, 2015

Children's National President and CEO Dr. Kurt Newman with Dr. Bear and Chief of Staff Michelle McGuire

Washington, DC – The Washington Business Journal named Michelle McGuire, MBA, Vice President and Chief of Staff at Children’s National Health System, as one of its 2015 Women Who Mean Business. Ms. McGuire was among 25 Washington, DC, area women who were honored at a reception last night for their perseverance, ability to break down barriers and adversity, leadership in their communities, and their ability to create and lead organizations. 

At Children’s National, Ms. McGuire serves as an advisor to the President and CEO, Kurt Newman, MD. She provides strategic oversight, furthers alignment of organizational priorities, leads special projects, and partners with the leadership team in ensuring that Children’s National continues to deliver the highest quality care and healthier futures for all children.

“I believe this honor could not have gone to a more professional and strategic business leader who holds the Children’s National mission at the central core of every decision she makes. She asks the right questions and brings the analytical thinking to ensure that our organization continues to improve pediatric care, research, advocacy, and education,” stated Dr. Newman.  

A Washington, DC native, Ms. McGuire joined the Children’s National team in 2011 with extensive experience in providing business solutions to Fortune 50 companies. She spent the majority of her career at Deloitte Consulting in New York, where she led engagements in strategic business process improvement, implementation, and corporate governance. She brings impressive experience as a strategic advisor to C-suite executives to her role at Children’s National, and to her work supporting the CEO and his leadership team.

Ms. McGuire earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Smith College.

Contact: Lauren Lytle at 202-476-4500.


About Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is ranked in the top 20 in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report; one of only four children’s hospitals in the nation to earn this distinction. Designated a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital and a two-time recipient of Magnet® status, this pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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