New York, NY – August 6, 2018 – Crain’s Custom, a division of Crain’s New York Business, today announced the inaugural Notable Women in Health Care, which honors executives, researchers and clinicians who have had a profound impact through work in their careers and in their communities. This list of Notable Women in Health Care is part of a year-long series from Crain’s New York Business to celebrate women in the workplace, across industries.
The Notable Women in Health Care honoree program garnered nominations across a spectrum of health care organizations, from hospitals and nonprofits to medical colleges and health care groups in the New York City metropolitan area. In order to qualify, nominees were required to be in the health care industry in the New York City metropolitan area, in either an administrative or a clinical role.
The finalists were selected by a Crain’s custom team including award-winning health care journalist Barbara Benson, based on a combination of professional achievements, community service, track record of mentoring others, and promotion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“Notable Women in Health Care is the fourth honoree program in a year-long series meant to celebrate and laud female executives who have impacted New York City in major ways. It honors those with both professional achievements and exceptional civic and philanthropic activities,” said Patty Oppenheimer, Director of Custom Content for Crain’s Custom.
Congratulations to Ronald McDonald House New York’s President & CEO, Ruth C. Brown on being named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health Care
Ruth C. Browne, SD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY), which provides temporary housing and support for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a secure, caring and supportive environment that not only keeps families close, but near the care and resources they need most. Serving as the top international haven for pediatric cancer patients and their families from around the world, RMH-NY is uniquely positioned at the nexus of healthcare and hospitality.
Previously, Dr. Browne was CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH), a best practice catalyst for interventions that advance health and educational equity solutions for culturally diverse populations locally and nationally. Dr. Browne was formerly the Principal Investigator and Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, a NIH funded Center of Excellence.
Dr. Browne is an Associate Clinical Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical, and holds academic appointments in the Schools of Medicine, Health Related Professions and Public Health.
Dr. Browne is the recipient of the 2013 Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health, the 2014 JW Differenter Innovator of Change Award, the 2015 Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the University of Michigan Gerald Ford School of Public Policy and two Fulbright Scholar Awards.
She is an active member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Manhattan Chapter, advancing leadership opportunities for African-American women of all ages, and an immediate past board member of the full-service, non-profit community hospital, Interfaith Medical Center, in Brooklyn, New York.
Dr. Browne earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University, a Master of Public Health and Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Doctor of Science from Harvard University School of Public Health.
We salute Dr. Browne on her accomplishments those far and look forward to her continuous leadership in paving the way for success in our organization.