TOLEDO, OH —
Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) today announced the New York Stock Exchange has approved a change of its stock trading ticker symbol to "WELL," effective with the opening of trading today. The previous trading ticker symbol was "HCN".
In celebration of this milestone, Thomas J. DeRosa, chief executive officer, will ring the Opening Bell® of the NYSE alongside Chris Winkle, CEO of Sunrise Senior Living, and representatives of three premier institutions focused on meeting the health and wellness needs of the greater New York metropolitan region; NewYork-Presbyterian, Northwell Health and Citymeals on Wheels. Mr. DeRosa also will be joined by Daryl Brewster, CEO of CECP, the CEO Force for Good.
"Wellness is at the center of all we do. Today, at the New York Stock Exchange, WELL becomes who we are to the global financial markets. Welltower provides real estate settings that promote wellness for the aging population and allow leading health systems to drive health care delivery towards the goal of lower costs and improving outcomes," said Mr. DeRosa. "We are honored to share this moment with major organizations who share our commitment to wellness, as well as our valued operating partner, Sunrise Senior Living, which recently was awarded the top spot in J.D. Power's 2018 Senior Living Satisfaction study for its track record in serving seniors' personalized needs."
In an effort to help support wellness in New York, the Welltower Foundation has donated a combined $250,000 to NewYork-Presbyterian, Northwell Health and Citymeals on Wheels to support their senior-focused health care delivery and nutrition programs.
"As our population ages, it is imperative that high-quality care is delivered by specialized, compassionate professionals in best-of-class settings to help residents live meaningfully each day," said Chris Winkle, chief executive officer for Sunrise. "As the leader in personalizing high-quality care for seniors, this customer-centric approach is reflected in our identity as a trusted partner, and is what sets us apart in the minds of our residents."
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About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 650 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 66,000 employees – 15,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.
Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience. Welltower®, a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), owns interests in properties concentrated in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. More information is available at www.welltower.com.
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