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U.S. Olympic Committee awards elite designation to Hospital for Special Surgery

Nurse.com—October 7, 2013

The Hospital for Special Surgery, Manhattan, has become the first organization to be designated a National Medical Center by the United States Olympic Committee, according to a news release.

The USOC announced the formation of a National Medical Network, which will provide elite athletes with medical care including orthopedic medicine, physical medicine, primary care, dentistry, neurosurgery and more. The initial network consists of one national and four regional medical centers.

"Access to terrific orthopedic care for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls is a key objective of both Hospital for Special Surgery and the USOC's National Medical Network," Louis A. Shapiro, HSS president and CEO, said in the release. "It's an honor to be part of the National Medical Network, and this designation by the USOC complements our dedication and commitment to treating elite athletes."

Story originally published at news.nurse.com.


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