Hospital for Special Surgery Hosts 24th Annual Tribute Dinner

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NEW YORK, N.Y.—May 25, 2007 

New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery celebrates its 24th annual tribute dinner at the World Financial Center Winter Garden. This event is an opportunity to celebrate advances in the field of musculoskeletal treatment and research and to honor individuals who have embraced the spirit of the hospital and supported its mission.

At this event, Richard S. Fuld, Jr., chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers, will receive a special honor and renowned hip surgeon Eduardo A. Salvati, M.D., will receive a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the hospital and the field of orthopedic surgery. His work has encompassed basic, applied, clinical and biomechanical research to refine the complex aspects of total hip replacement. Dr. Salvati has been a driving force at Hospital for Special Surgery for 35 years, dedicating his professional career to the care of thousands of patients and to the education and surgical training of residents and fellows.

The dinner will be hosted by Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, Bebe Neuwirth.

When: Thursday, June 7, 2007
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The World Financial Center Winter Garden
Who: The following individuals have special roles for the evening’s event:
Dinner co-chairs:
  • Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and CEO, American Express Company
  • Alan S. MacDonald, vice chair, Citibank, COO Global Banking, Citigroup
  • William R. Salomon, honorary chairman, Citigroup
  • Bebe Neuwirth – Toastmaster
  • Mrs. Emil Mosbacher, Jr. – chair, Dinner Committee

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. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2007), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In the 2006 edition of HealthGrades' Hospital Quality in America Study, HSS received five-star ratings for clinical excellence in its specialties. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 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 Medical College of Cornell University. 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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