HMI Past President, elected Vice-President of EAHM

HMI Past President, Gerry O’Dwyer is the first Irish person to be elected Vice-President of the European Association of Hospital Managers.

Gerry O’Dwyer
Gerry O’Dwyer

Health Management Institute of Ireland Past President, Gerry O’Dwyer, has been elected Vice-President of the European Association of Hospital Managers, the professional body representing healthcare managers across Europe. Gerry O’Dwyer is the first Irish person to be elected to the position, and this appointment is recognition of the significant contribution that both Gerry and the HMI have given to the EAHM over many years.

Gerry was appointed as Regional Director of Operations, HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster in 2009.   A native of Dublin and schooled in the Carmelite College, Moate, Westmeath, Gerry trained as a psychiatric nurse at St. Patrick’s Hospital in James’ Street before going on to become Director of Nursing in Our Lady’s Hospital in Cork and St. Luke’s Psychiatric Hospital in Clonmel, South Tipperary, in the late 1980s.

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Formerly Services Manager and then Deputy General Manager of Cork University Hospital, Gerry was also the Chief Executive Officer of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin and is a recent board member of the Irish Blood Transfusion Services.

The European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) was founded in 1970. It is the umbrella association for 27 leading hospital management associations in 26 European countries representing over 16,000 individual members. The EAHM is one of the world’s largest hospital management associations. It represents both the hospital managers of public and private hospitals in the European Union and at international level.

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