Hospital for Special Surgery Autumn Benefit Supports Nationally Recognized Medical Education Program

Dinner to be Followed by Late Night Celebration Hosted by Young Friends of the Hospital

New York City—October 26, 2011 

As part of its ongoing commitment to professional medical education, the Autumn Benefit Committee of New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery will host a cocktail reception and dinner under the historic Queensboro Bridge at Guastavino's, 409 East 59th Street, on Friday, November 11, 2011. Guests will enjoy entertainment by The Unexpected Boys, known for their award-winning tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. More than 300 people are expected to attend. After dinner, the Benefit continues with "Late Night," an evening of festivity and dancing, hosted by Young Friends of Hospital for Special Surgery.

"The Autumn Benefit is a wonderful opportunity for Hospital for Special Surgery to celebrate its ongoing commitment to superior medical education and teaching the latest techniques in orthopedics, anesthesiology, rheumatology, musculoskeletal radiology, rehabilitation, sports medicine and physiatry," said Cynthia D. Sculco, chairperson of the Benefit Committee and wife of Thomas P. Sculco, M.D., surgeon-in-chief at Hospital for Special Surgery. "This event will support a variety of educational initiatives and underwrite the HSS Journal."

The peer-reviewed HSS Journal, published three times each year, features articles by the hospital's faculty and alumni as well as independent contributors. In each edition, the journal presents innovative research, clinical pathways and the newest techniques of interest to physicians and surgeons across the country and around the world, furthering the hospital's broad-based education mission.

Members of the Autumn Benefit Committee include:

  • Taisa Markus Ivashkiv
  • Judith Little 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Flug
  • Emme Levin Deland
  • Anne Ehrenkranz
  • Kristin Gesswein Fealy
  • Marina Kellen French
  • Mrs. John P. Lyden (Carol)
  • Dr. Paula J. Olsiewski
  • Mrs. Stephen A. Paget (Sandy)
  • Mrs. Leon Root (Paula)
  • Mrs. Louis A. Shapiro (Mary Lee)
  • The Honorable Joyce L. Sparrow
  • Dr. Philip D. Wilson, Jr.
  • Harvey Zeichner, Esq., Psy.D.
  • Mrs. Eduardo A. Salvati (Antonella)
  • Dr. Susan M. Goodman
  • Patricia Sovern
  • Susan Braddock
  • Dr. Christine Frissora-Rodeo
  • Charissa Huan
  • Mrs. Timothy M. Wright (Kathy)
  • Dr. Marcia Dunn
  • Marife Hernandez
  • Janet Levine
  • Dana Ranawat
  • Mary B. Goldring, Ph.D.
  • Karen K. Hsu
  • Grace Logan
  • Andrea Ranawat
  • Mrs. Thomas P. Sculco (Cynthia)
  • Mrs. David S. Levine (Davena)
  • Mrs. Russell E. Windsor (Theresa)
  • Mrs. David W. Altchek (Anne)
  • Mrs. Mathias P. Bostrom (Lisa)
  • Mrs. Roger F. Widmann (Miriam)
  • Mrs. Michael J. Errico (Angela)
  • Mrs. Daniel S. Rich (Stephanie)
  • Mrs. Charles N. Cornell (Priscilla)
  • Mrs. Edward C. Jones (Mary)
  • Mrs. Andrew Sama (Liza)
  • Mrs. Russell F. Warren (Laurie)
  • Dr. Stephanie Hotchkiss
  • Arthur Levitt
  • Kathy Leventhal

The Autumn Benefit will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. "Late Night" will begin at 9:30 p.m. For additional information please visit the Autumn Benefit webpage, call 917.359.3939 or e-mail Kelley Moore at kelley25@hotmail.com.

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. 2 in rheumatology, No. 19 in neurology, and No. 16 in geriatrics by U.S.News & World Report (2011-12), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. 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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