Hanger Orthopedic Group, Austin, Texas, announced it has changed its name to Hanger Inc., effective immediately. The companyís New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock symbol, HGR, remains unchanged. The companyís stockholders approved the name change at the companyís annual stockholders meeting on May 10.
The name change is one aspect of a larger branding initiative that has been in development for more than two years for Hanger and its patient care business. This initiative has also led to the rebranding of Hangerís core patient care business from Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics to Hanger Clinic.
Unveiled on February 1 at its annual Hanger Education Fair and National Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, the new brand identity includes new names, logos, designs, and communications across Hangerís various businesses and throughout Hanger Clinic.