Hospital for Special Surgery Celebrates its 150th Anniversary By Ringing The Closing Bell at the NYSE

New York—June 17, 2013 

Executives and guests of New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate its 150th anniversary and to ring The NYSE Closing Bell. Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO, was joined on the podium by Kendrick R. Wilson, III, HSS Co-Chair Board of Trustees and member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee, and Dean R. O’Hare, HSS Co-Chair Board of Trustees and Retired Chairman and CEO of The Chubb Corporation. Also joining were Thomas Lister, Vice Chair; Thomas P. Sculco, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief; Mary K. Crow, MD, Physician-in-Chief; Steven R. Goldring, MD, Chief Scientific Officer; Bruce Slawitsky, Vice President of Human Resources and Service Excellence; and Christine Carey, CIS Project Specialist, Information Technology and 2012 Employee of the Year.

Members of the HSS Family at the NYSE on June 17th for the Closing Bell Ringing.

Coin to honor HSS in ringing the Closing Bell at the NYSE on June 17th

HSS Family members at the NYSE on June 17th for the bell ringing.

Louis A Shapiro, CEO and Christine Carey, 2012 Employee of the Year at the NYSE for the Closing Bell Ringing on June 17th.

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, No. 10 in neurology, and No. 5 in geriatrics by U.S.News & World Report (2012-13), 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 2011, 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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