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Richard L. Ayers

Ayers _richard _006aVice President, Public Relations & Marketing, WellSpan Health

Mr. Ayers has been part of the WellSpan team since 1996 and assumed his current role in 2013. He leads a strategic marketing, public relations, communications and physician outreach program, which develops the WellSpan brand, builds positive relationships between the organization and its constituencies and supports the growth and retention of market share across the region and within WellSpan’s local systems of care in York, Adams and Lancaster counties.

 Prior to joining WellSpan, Mr. Ayers held public relations and marketing positions at St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa. and Clearfield Hospital, Clearfield, Pa.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in health administration from Penn State.

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