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THE WILLIAM F. RYAN HEALTH COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK REBRANDS AS RYAN HEALTH

THE WILLIAM F. RYAN HEALTH COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK REBRANDS AS RYAN HEALTH

New Name and Logo Emphasizes Longstanding Commitment of Caring for New Yorkers

NEW YORK (May 15, 2018) –The William F. Ryan Community Health Network announced today that it is rebranding as Ryan Health, more closely uniting its six Manhattan community health centers with the new tagline: “Caring for New York. Here for you.” The new name and tagline are reflective of Ryan Health’s priority and commitment to place patients at the center of their care, while continuing the founding belief and legacy of Congressman William F. Ryan that “Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.”

“Healthcare is evolving, and at Ryan Health, we are embracing the future, focused on putting patients at the center of everything we do. We have a more than fifty-year history as a federally qualified health center, caring for the needs of New Yorkers in diverse communities,” said Brian McIndoe, President and CEO of Ryan Health. “The new name and logo shows we are prepared for the next fifty years of delivering exceptional primary care, behavioral health, specialty care, prevention, and disease management that promote our patient’s complete health.”

In line with the latest developments in healthcare, Ryan Health is committed to quality improvement and a patient-centered approach that results in healthier, more satisfied patients. In addition, through intensive disease management and education that Ryan Health provides, our patients are learning to manage their own health better. The six community health centers of Ryan Health are certified as Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. This rigorous certification demonstrates that Ryan Health is committed to delivering high quality healthcare using the latest clinical protocols, providing the right care at the right time. The new name and logo expresses that commitment.

The rebranding campaign launched today with the rollout of a new redesigned, patient-centered website, www.ryanhealth.org. The site allows for easy navigation to access the various services available at Ryan Health including primary care and specialty services. Mobile friendly and designed with the patient in mind, online appointments and the ability to request electronic medical records are also available.

The rebranding also visually unites all the centers that have been added since the original William F. Ryan Community Health Center opened on the Upper West Side in 1967. The names of the six community health centers that make up Ryan Health are:

Upper West Side:

  • Ryan Health | West 97th Street
  • Ryan Health | Women & Children’s

Hell’s Kitchen:

  • Ryan Chelsea-Clinton

Lower East Side:

  • Ryan Health | NENA

Harlem:

  • Ryan Health | Adair
  • Ryan Health | Frederick Douglass

In addition, Ryan Health provides care in seven school-based health centers, four community outreach centers, and a mobile health center to service community needs.

“This is an exciting time for Ryan Health as we rebrand and strengthen our commitment to care for New Yorkers. Our nearly 600 dedicated, quality driven staff members work hard every day to provide unparalleled care that helps our patients get healthy and stay healthy,” said E. Ronald Guy, chairman of Ryan Health’s Board of Directors. “The new name and logo represents our commitment and unique perspective on the needs of our patients, which are to improve the health of entire communities.”

Ryan Health sees over 46,000 patients, regardless of their ability to pay, with crucial primary and pediatric care, as well as specialty services including behavioral health, women’s health, dental care, chronic disease management, and HIV treatment and prevention, including community outreach efforts that make PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) more readily available in the community.

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), the bar for quality and accountability is set high for Ryan Health—its healthcare providers are among the best in their fields, practicing advanced, evidence-based medicine that improves outcomes and lives.

Ryan Health worked with MWWPR, an integrated public relations agency, to develop its new name and brand platform, and with Familiar Studio on its new redesigned website.

About Ryan Health

Ryan Health (formerly The William F. Ryan Community Health Network), is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) based in Manhattan that has been providing high-quality, comprehensive and affordable primary and specialty care to New York’s diverse and underserved communities since 1967. Ryan Health’s tagline, “Caring for New York. Here for you.” unites its network of 18 not-for-profit sites. These include six community health centers, seven school-based health centers, four community outreach centers, and a fully-equipped mobile medical van, which together share a common mission, supported by the founding principle that healthcare is a right not a privilege. Ryan Health’s staff of nearly 600 play an integral role in caring for over 46,000 patients annually. For more information on the health care services Ryan Health offers, visit www.ryanhealth.org.

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Michael Fagan, MPP

Senior Director of External Affairs
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