Experienced and Board Certified Family Practice Physician Joins Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ In-House Medical Center Serving a Patient Base of 7,800
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ORLANDO (March 18, 2013) – Rosen Hotels & Resorts announced today the appointment of Dr. Ronald Ryan as the new Medical Director for Rosen Medical Center, A Place for Healing and Wellness. The 12,000- square-foot medical center opened in February 2012 and is located at 7656 International Drive near the Quality Inn International hotel, one of seven Rosen properties in Orlando.
Dr. Ryan will work together with Director of Health Services, Kenneth Aldridge, RN, BSN, MS-H.S.A., and the medical team to continue enhancing medical center services for a patient base of 7,800, including 3,500 Rosen Hotels & Resorts associates and their dependents, as well as providing services to the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at UCF. Most recently, Dr. Ryan served as Associate Medical Director and Staff Physician at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Prior to that, he worked in urgent care at Florida Hospital’s Centra Care and Carolinas Healthcare System where he specialized in outpatient family care while running Total Family Healthcare. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala., and a doctorate in medicine from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa., then completed his residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando. He is board certified in family practice. In his free time, Dr. Ryan volunteers at Shepherd’s Hope, a local free health clinic, and serves on the board of trustees for South Lake Hospital in Clermont.
“We are continually evaluating our in-house healthcare offerings to ensure the highest quality care at the lowest cost to our associates,” said Harris Rosen, President & COO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “Therefore, we are proud to welcome Dr. Ronald Ryan in the role of Medical Director to manage our growing team of physicians and specialists. His expertise, as well as his dedication to personalized care, wellness and prevention, undoubtedly will be a wonderful fit for Rosen Hotels & Resorts and our associates.”
The medical center is just one part of the hotel group’s extensive in-house healthcare program which provides personalized care with a focus on wellness, healing, prevention, low premiums, minimal co-payments for office visits and prescriptions, and readily available appointments. The multi-lingual staff includes primary care medical doctors, nurse practitioner (ARNP), physician assistant, a full-time social worker, a part-time podiatrist, a part-time dietician, a part-time physical therapist and a part-time chiropractor.
Features of the Rosen Hotels & Resorts program include preventative care such as annual physicals, comprehensive screening lab tests, well-baby care, pregnancy case management, weight management and dietician services, smoking cessation, flu shots and vaccines, mental health and dental benefits, as well as exercise programs, classes and fitness groups.
The one-year old medical center took the place of the previous 4,000-square-foot facility that was located within the Quality Inn International hotel. With an additional 8,000 square feet, the newer facility is able to provide space for more treatment rooms, more rooms for mammograms and other specialty screenings, examination rooms for specialists, a physical therapy/rehabilitation center and an adjoining fitness unit. The company also employs a wellness coordinator to oversee an ever-growing roster of free health and fitness programs offered to employees.
In terms of preventive medicine, Rosen Medical Center, A Place for Healing and Wellness, conducts prostate screening exams, mammograms for breast cancer, ultrasounds for screening aortic aneurysms and carotid artery blockages, and dexascans (DXA) for osteoporosis. Patients are regularly referred to a gastroenterologist for screening colonoscopies. A variety of other tests can be performed in-house, including X-rays, electrocardiograms (EKG), and more, as well as lab work. Programs also exist for diabetes care, prenatal care and pregnancy prevention. A comprehensive pharmacy program includes an in-house pharmacy conveniently dispensing the most common medications on-site for no or little co-pay to the associate and additional programs that provide prescriptions to purchase over-the-counter medications at prices less than retail, as well as 90-day mail order and 90-day retail programs.
In keeping with the company’s dedication to corporate social responsibility, the medical center building was constructed according to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified standards as outlined by the U.S. Green Building Council.
About Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Over the past 38 years, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has grown from 256 to approximately 6,300 rooms, approximately six percent of the total guest rooms in Central Florida. Today, the Rosen family of hotels includes three award-winning meetings properties — Rosen Shingle Creek, Rosen Centre and Rosen Plaza — and four leisure properties — Quality Inn International, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, Rosen Inn closest to Universal and Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista. All seven Rosen Hotels are located in the Orlando tourism corridor and remain committed to providing outstanding value for all guests. For more information, visit www.rosenhotels.com or call 866-33-ROSEN.