ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Fischer Health Care Consulting recently announced Ryan Fischer, a native of Quincy, Ill., is joining the board of directors for The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital for a term beginning July 1, 20.
The Foundation supports research that leads to treatment breakthroughs, financial assistance for patient care, nursing scholarships and community outreach programs in St. Louis.
In a press release, Fischer said, “I have a long-standing passion for community health, whether it’s through philanthropy, serving on boards of directors or collaborating with health care think tanks. Building a healthy community doesn’t happen overnight. I’m excited to work with the other passionate board members at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.”
Fischer is CEO of Fischer Health Care Consulting and more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry. He has been involved with many boards and organizations that serve uninsured and underinsured clients, children and adults with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness or substance abuse.
After attending Quincy High School, Fischer received his higher education at Quincy University and Washington University School of Medicine.
“We are delighted that Ryan has joined our board,” said Susan Ell, vice president and executive director at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. “His passion for community health improvement aligns with the goals of the Foundation and BJC HealthCare.”
Fischer is the son of Janie and D.D. Fischer of Quincy. His ties to Barnes-Jewish Hospital are lifelong. His grandmother and great-grandfather both received treatment through BJC in the 1950s and 60s. Fischer himself received treatment for a shoulder injury at Barnes-Jewish. The hospital staff also was instrumental in saving D.D. Fischer’s life three times, including when he received the gift of life through a double lung transplant. Most recently, Fischer worked closely with BJC physicians and patients by way of his position with a skilled nursing facility operator.
Fischer HCC provides innovative business solutions for the post-acute health care industry.
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