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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, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. 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. 

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