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Hospital for Special Surgery’s Benefit Committee Celebrates A Magical Evening at the Rainbow Room

NEW YORK—October 22, 2008

A gala dinner to benefit medical education at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery promises to be a magical evening as guests enjoy entertainment by contemporary cabaret performer and star of the stage and screen KT Sullivan at New York City’s famous Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Plaza.

As part of its ongoing commitment to support medical education, Hospital for Special Surgery’s Benefit Committee will host a cocktail reception and dinner. More than 300 guests are expected to attend.

“Ongoing medical education is essential to remain at the forefront of innovative procedures,” 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 top notch medical education program benefits patients and physicians throughout the world and underscores our leadership in the areas of orthopedics, rheumatology, anesthesiology, musculoskeletal radiology, rehabilitation and sports medicine. Support raised through this event helps grow HSS’s award-winning medical education program.”

A key component to HSS’s education and training is 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 Benefit Committee include:

  • Emme Levin Deland
  • Dr. Marcia Dunn
  • Anne Ehrenkranz
  • Mrs. Seymour Flug (Renee)
  • Christine Frissora-Rodeo, M.D.
  • Susan M. Goodman, M.D.
  • Mary B. Goldring, Ph.D.
  • Mrs. David L. Helfet (Molly)
  • Karen K. Hsu
  • Taisa Markus Ivashkiv
  • Judith Little
  • Mrs. John P. Lyden (Carol)
  • Dr. Paula J. Olsiewski
  • Mrs. Stephen A. Paget (Sandy)
  • Dr. Rock G. Positano
  • Mrs. Leon Root (Paula)
  • Susan W. Rose
  • Jane E. Salmon, M.D.
  • Mrs. Eduardo A. Salvati (Antonella)
  • Mrs. Thomas P. Sculco (Cynthia)
  • Katie Shah
  • Mrs. Louis A. Shapiro
  • The Honorable Joyce Sparrow
  • Philip D. Wilson, Jr., M.D.
  • Harvey Zeichner, Esq., PsyD.
  • Mrs. David S. Levine (Davena)
  • Mrs. Russell E. Windsor (Terry)
  • Mrs. Michael J. Errico (Angela)
  • Mrs. David B. Levine (Janet)
  • Mrs. David W. Altchek (Anne)
  • Mrs. C. Ronald MacKenzie (Kathy)
  • Mrs. Daniel S. Rich (Stephanie)
  • Mrs. Mathias P. Bostrom (Lisa)
  • Mrs. Roger F. Widmann (Miriam)
  • Mrs. Frank P. Cammisa, Jr. (Gail)
  • Mrs. Charles N. Cornell (Priscilla)
  • Mrs. Edward C. Jones (Mary)
  • Mrs. Russell F. Warren (Laurie)
  • Mrs. Scott W. Wolfe (Missy)
  • Stephanie Hotchkiss, DDS
  • Mrs. Timothy M. Wright (Kathy)
  • Arthur Levitt
  • Mrs. Gregory E. Lutz (Paula)

“A Magical Evening at the Rainbow Room” will be held on Friday, November 14, 2008. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. For additional information please call 917.359.3939 or e-mail 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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