GE Chooses Hospital for Special Surgery as Center of Excellence for Joint Replacement

New York—September 30, 2013 

Hospital for special Surgery (HSS) has been selected by GE as one of their centers of excellence for total hip and total knee replacement for their U.S. employees and dependents.

"We are excited to partner with HSS on our new Center of Excellence," said Ginny Proestakes, director of health benefits for GE. "They have a reputation for strong outcomes and patient satisfaction, and we are looking forward to introducing this as an option for GE employees and their dependents who are considering this type of surgery."

GE and HSS have partnered with Optum on a program that focuses on delivering quality and value to GE and its employees.

"We are proud to be partnering with GE in providing them with the highest quality orthopedic care," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery. "Our expertise in diagnosis, prevention, and treatment will be valuable in getting employees and their families back to an active life, skillfully and safely."

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 4 in rheumatology, and No. 5 in geriatrics by U.S.News & World Report (2013-14), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2012, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. HSS is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.

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