Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Patrick J. Ryan as Director of Human Resources. He will be responsible for managing all of the physical rehabilitation hospital’s recruitment, benefits and labor relations fuctions, as well as overseeing the Hospital’s Education Department..
Mr. Ryan brings to his new assignment a wealth of experience in the human resources and health care fields. He joins Helen Hayes from the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, where he worked with OPWDD offices and staff throughout the state. Previously, he held positions at the State Insurance Fund and the Office of Mental Health, and spent five years at the New York State Veterans Home at Montrose.
Mr. Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
“I am honored to be appointed as the new Human Resources Director of Helen Hayes Hospital,” says Mr. Ryan. “I am immensely impressed by the technology available to patients, the beauty of the facility and the expertise of the staff. The quality of care provided here is exceptional and I look forward to working with the Hospital’s outstanding team.”
“We are very happy to welcome Mr. Ryan to Helen Hayes Hospital,” states Kathleen Martucci, Chief Operating Officer. “His enthusiasm, paired with his health care background and his commitment to quality care, will be a tremendous asset.”
Operated by the New York State Department of Health, Helen Hayes Hospital is one of the nation’s leading specialty physical rehabilitation centers. Founded in 1900, the hospital is affiliated with The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is capable of caring for patients with the most complex and challenging disabilities. It has 155 inpatient beds, a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation service, as well as many specialized therapeutic programs and services. In 1980, the hospital was renamed in honor of the Broadway and film actress Helen Hayes, who served on the Board of Visitors at the hospital from 1944 until her death in 1993.