Now in its eighth year, the Big Apple Circus Benefit raises critical funds to advance pediatric care and research at Hospital for Special Surgery. This special event exemplifies the Hospitalís deep commitment to the treatment and rehabilitation of children. This has been a priority for the Hospital since its founding in 1863 as a 28-bed childrenís hospital on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
As the nationís #1 orthopedic hospital today, Hospital for Special Surgery continues to lead the way in musculoskeletal care. Our resolve to provide the safest and most advanced care for children is stronger than ever, thanks to the dedicated focus and expertise of our pediatric specialists and our state-of-the-art, new Lerner Childrenís Pavilion. Families from across the country and around the world travel to HSS for the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their child is receiving the best care.
Proceeds from the Benefit support the programs described below.
About the Alfred and Norma Lerner Childrenís Pavilion
The new Alfred and Norma Lerner Childrenís Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery provides the best in pediatric orthopedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation Ė all within the nationís #1 orthopedic hospital. This exceptional new facility, inspired by and designed for children and their families, complements the expert, compassionate care provided by our team of renowned pediatric specialists. Learn more about the Alfred and Norma Lerner Children's Pavilion.
Pediatric Orthopedic Clinics
The pediatric orthopedic clinics at HSS primarily serve underinsured children from low-income neighborhoods in and around New York City, where community physicians are unable to offer them the specialized care they need. Pediatric orthopedic clinic patients account for nearly 10% of pediatric outpatient visits and 25% of pediatric surgeries at HSS. These children are often living with some of the most devastating bone and joint conditions, such as developmental hip dysplasia, limb deformity, spina bifida, and clubfoot. Each of the Hospitalís highly trained, experienced and devoted pediatric orthopedists dedicates time to serving pediatric orthopedic clinic patients.