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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 HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. People from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The culture of innovation is accelerating at HSS as 130 new idea submissions were made to the Global Innovation Institute in 2017 (almost 3x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on the topic on musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.


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