9th April, 2014

New York Womens Group Breakfast with Dr. Rhona Mahoney 2014

On April 9th, The American Ireland Fund hosted a Women’s breakfast with Dr. Rhona Mahoney, CEO of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) in Dublin, Ireland’s largest maternity hospital.

As CEO of the National Maternity Hospital, Dr. Rhona Mahoney is responsible for over 9,000 deliveries annually and an annual budget of €62 million. She is a consultant obstetrician, specialist in fetal and maternal medicine at NMH and Clinical Professor with Royal college of Surgeons Ireland. She is currently in the US on The Eisenhower Fellowship Programme.

Dr. Mahoney described her career path to date and the current state of The National Maternity Hospital.  She outlined the current challenges facing both the hospital and the Health Sector in Ireland at this time and in particular; the crucial need for a new and improved facility as it is becoming increasing difficult for staff to deliver care to women and babies in sub-optimal conditions.  
Dr. Mahoney outlined her strategic plan for dealing with these challenges and her aims through the Eisenhower Fellowship.  She is focusing her Fellowship on healthcare and philanthropy with the aim of building a new hospital where cutting edge treatment and excellent care can be given to patients.  Dr. Mahoney is determined to raise €100 million which is needed to commence the project and start building.