Planned Parenthood Offices to Merge

Will form entity to oversee 28 health centers

Twenty-eight Planned Parenthood offices in the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York City and elsewhere in the state will merge into an entity called Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. The offices provide services to about half of the state’s counties, and 65 percent of its population.

The regional Planned Parenthood organizations that will merge.

Laura McQuade, the president and CEO of the New York City chapter, will lead the consolidated entity. According to the organization, the merger will help standardize operations and medical records, increase bargaining power with insurance companies and streamline administration and specialized services.