The Aging Revolution: The History of Geriatric Health Care and What Really Matters to Older Adults

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6.29 X 9.14 X 1.13 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author
Michael J. Dowling is president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health. Dowling grew up in Limerick, Ireland, earned his undergraduate degree from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, and his master's degree from Fordham University. He played hurling with Limerick and won a National League medal and a Fitzgibbon Cup medal with UCC. Dowling was a professor of social policy and assistant dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services and director of the Fordham campus in Westchester County. He served in New York State government for twelve years, including seven years as state director of Health, Education, and Human Services, and deputy secretary to former governor Mario Cuomo. He was also commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services.

Charles Kenney serves as Chief Journalist at Northwell Health and Executive Editor of the Northwell Innovation Series. He is the author of many books, including The Best Practice: How the New Quality Movement Is Transforming Medicine, which the New York Times described as "the first large-scale history of the quality movement." He serves on the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston and on the Corporation of Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Maria Torroella Carney, MD, MACP is the Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Medical Director for Continuing Care at Northwell Health. She is Professor of Medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and served as commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Health in Long Island, New York. Trained and mentored by Drs. Robert Butler, Christine Cassel, and Diane Meier, she was selected as a 2022-2023 Health and Aging Policy Fellow and is Co-Chair of the New York State Master Plan on Aging's Health and the Health and Wellness Subcommittee on Cognitive Health. Over the last five years, she has been dedicated to making Northwell an Age-Friendly Health System and bringing the "4M" framework to improve the quality of care to a large, integrated health system.
"The Aging Revolution is essential reading for those who want to create the future, not just react to it."
--Brent James, MD, M. Stat., Clinical Professor, CERC, Stanford University School of Medicine

"I'm inspired by the people in this book who see the challenges of aging and innovate for new ways to care and support people in settings across our communities. In these case examples, there are clear models and ideas that can make a difference. This feels like the start of a movement for a better future!" --Maureen Bisognano, former CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

"The Aging Revolution provides a highly readable historical account of advances in age-friendly health care. This excellent book highlights work by gifted clinicians who have made an indelible impact on modern medicine." --Angelo Volandes, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School