The Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin has appointed Ms. Phil Shovlin as its new Chief Executive. Ms. Shovlin took up her the position on October 1, 2010. She succeeded Mr. Paul Cunniffe who retired at the end of July following 36 years working in the hospital, initially as an Accountant and then as the Chief Executive.
Ms. Shovlin, a native of Sligo, has more than 30 years experience in the Irish health sector as a Clinician and in Senior Operations and Management positions. She worked with the CEO of the HSE since 2006 as the Director of his Office dealing with a wide range of strategically significant business, change and transformational initiatives.
Before that, she held a number of senior executive positions including Service Planner with the former North Western Health Board (2002 to 2005), Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent’s Private Hospital (1999 to 2002) and Project Manager at St. Vincent’s (1996 to 1998) for the early phases of the redevelopment of the hospital.
Between 1991 and 1995 she was the National Liver Transplant Co-ordinator at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Ms. Shovlin received a 1st. Class Degree in Nursing in 1995, a Diploma in Corporate Governance from the Smurfit Business School/UCD in 2005 and a Masters Degree in Management from Trinity College/IMI in 2007 for which she received an outstanding achievement award.
Ms. Shovlin said: “It is a great honour to be taking up this position, I am very much looking forward to meeting and working with all staff at Temple Street Hospital, whom I know are fully committed to ensuring that every day they strive to provide the best possible quality service that is focused solely on the needs of children and their families, with the resources available”.