Hospital for Special Surgery & Congresswoman Maloney Welcome Senator Tom Harkin

Senator Learns About Hospital’s Latest Research

New York, NY—May 8, 2001

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IO) and local Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) visited Hospital for Special Surgery yesterday. HSS’ President John R. Reynolds, Board Chair Richard Menschel and Co-Chair Aldo Papone delighted in welcoming them to the Hospital.

The Senator and Congresswoman received a briefing on the Hospital’s latest research activities in orthopedics and rheumatology from several of the Hospital’s senior scientists and physicians. They also toured the Hospital and the Caspary Research Building, which is currently under renovation and expansion

Senator Harkin, a strong voice for health care investments and medical research, was the first to call for a doubling of funding for the National Institutes of Health in five years. He was the sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney represents the 14th District of New York City, which includes most of the East Side. She serves on the House Financial Services Committee, the Government Reform and Oversight Committee and the Joint Economic Committee.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is 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


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