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Michelle McGuire, M.B.A., appointed as executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Children’s National Hospital

April 22, 2021
Michelle McGuire
Following an extensive nationwide search, Children’s National Hospital has named Michelle McGuire, M.B.A., executive vice president (EVP) and chief strategy officer (CSO). 

McGuire took on the strategy portfolio in March 2020 and has been serving in the interim EVP and CSO role since August 2020, following the retirement of the prior CSO. Previously McGuire served as vice president and chief of staff where she supported Children’s National president and chief executive officer Kurt Newman, M.D., and the leadership team on the execution of critical business functions across the organization.

“Health care has always been a rapidly changing industry and the pandemic accelerated that trend. Our strategy has never been more important,” said Dr. Newman. “Michelle is a dynamic leader and future-facing strategist whose deep analytical skills and ability to develop quick, keen insights will ensure we develop the programs, partnerships and services that allow us to continue to deliver world-class care to every patient.” 

As EVP and CSO, McGuire will lead the formulation and implementation of the health system’s strategy, ensuring the alignment of organizational priorities and execution of the Children’s National strategic plan. Additionally, she will oversee external-facing functions which support strategy, new initiatives and market development, including Children’s National’s international portfolio, Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement, Advocacy and Government Affairs. 

“It’s a privilege to take on the role of EVP and CSO at Children’s National and I look forward to collaborating across our health system to drive innovation and foster creative thinking about Children’s National’s future,” said McGuire. “I want to help ensure we remain well-positioned to care for our families and the communities we serve. As one of the top children’s hospitals in the country, through the delivery of excellent clinical care and execution of pediatric research and advocacy, we will continue to leverage new growth opportunities in order to improve health outcomes for children regionally, nationally and internationally.”

Michelle’s professional experience includes providing analysis and business solutions to Fortune 50 companies. She spent the majority of her career at Deloitte Consulting in New York, where she led engagements in strategy, business process improvement and corporate governance. 

McGuire earned her M.B.A. in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business and her bachelor’s degree in economics from Smith College. 

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About Children’s National Hospital

Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., celebrates 150 years of pediatric care, research and commitment to community. Volunteers opened the hospital in 1870 with 12 beds for children displaced after the Civil War. Today, 150 years stronger, it is among the nation’s top 10 children’s hospitals. It is ranked No.1 for newborn care for the fourth straight year and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s National is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. In 2021, the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus will open, the first in the nation dedicated to pediatric research. Children’s National has been designated three times in a row as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating 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 care locations in the D.C. metropolitan area, including the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs. Children’s National is home to the Children’s National Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and is the nation’s seventh-highest NIH-funded children’s hospital. It 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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