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Hospital for Special Surgery’s Autumn Benefit Committee Celebrates A Night Under the Bridge

NEW YORK—November 12, 2009

As part of its ongoing commitment to support 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 restaurant, 409 East 59th Street, on Friday, November 13, 2009. Guests will enjoy entertainment by Broadway singer and actress Andrea McArdle. More than 300 are expected to attend.

“Ongoing medical education is essential to remain at the forefront of innovation in orthopedic surgery,” 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. “The hospital’s outstanding medical education program benefits patients and physicians throughout the world and underscores our leadership in the areas of orthopedics, rheumatology, anesthesiology, musculoskeletal radiology, physiatry, rehabilitation and sports medicine. Support raised through this event helps grow Hospital for Special Surgery’s award-winning medical education program.”

Funds raised at this benefit underwrite a key component to Hospital for Special Surgery’s education and training, the HSS Journal, a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year that features articles by the hospital’s faculty and alumni. In each edition, the journal presents innovative research, clinical pathways and the latest in techniques to educate physicians and surgeons and to further 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
  • Mrs. John P. Lyden (Carol)
  • Dr. Paula J. Olsiewski
  • Mrs. Stephen A. Paget (Sandy)
  • Dr. Rock G. Positano
  • Mrs. Leon Root (Paula)
  • Mrs. Louis A. Shapiro (Mary Lee)
  • The Honorable Joyce Sparrow
  • Dr. Philip D. Wilson, Jr.
  • Harvey Zeichner, Esq., Psy.D.
  • Mrs. Eduardo A. Salvati (Antonella)
  • Dr. Susan M. Goodman
  • Dr. Christine Frissora-Rodeo
  • Mrs. Timothy M. Wright (Kathy)
  • Dr. Marcia Dunn
  • Mary B. Goldring, Ph.D.
  • Karen K. Hsu
  • Dr. Jane E. Salmon
  • Mrs. Thomas P. Sculco (Cynthia)
  • Katie Shah
  • Mrs. David S. Levine (Davena)
  • Mrs. Russell E. Windsor (Theresa)
  • Mrs. C. Ronald MacKenzie (Kathy)
  • Mrs. Mathias P. Bostrom (Lisa)
  • Mrs. Roger F. Widmann (Miriam)
  • Mrs. Michael J. Errico (Angela)
  • Mrs. Daniel S. Rich (Stephanie)
  • Mrs. David B. Levine (Janet)
  • Mrs. Charles N. Cornell (Priscilla)
  • Mrs. Edward C. Jones (Mary)
  • Mrs. Russell F. Warren (Laurie)
  • Mrs. Frank P. Cammisa, Jr. (Gail)
  • Dr. Stephanie Hotchkiss
  • Arthur Levitt
  • Kathy Leventhal
  • Mrs. Gregory E. Lutz (Paula)

“A Night Under the Bridge” will begin with cocktails at 6:30 pm followed by dinner at 7:30 pm. For additional information about The 2009 Autumn Benefit, call 917.359.3939 or email: 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 eighth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018). 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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