Hospital for Special Surgery doubles size on LI

Long Island Business News—May 8, 2013

Manhattan-based Hospital for Special Surgery has more than doubled its space on Long Island and added three physicians.

The Upper East Side Manhattan hospital in April renovated and more than doubled its space in the Omni Building in Uniondale from 7,000 square feet to 14,500 square feet, doubled its exam rooms to 18, opened an MRI suite and is planning a third X-ray room.

The hospital, which first opened in Uniondale in 2000 with six physicians, has grown to 18.

“Expanding our patient-centered care and services in the Long Island market is an important part of the hospital’s growth strategy,” said Catherine Krna, a senior vice president.

The new doctors, who will work out of Long Island and Manhattan, include prominent physicians who also work with various professional sports teams in the region.

Dr. William Briner, a primary care sports medicine physician specializing in the nonsurgical treatment of orthopedic injuries, is team physician for the New York Lizards.

Dr. David Dines, a sports medicine and shoulder surgeon, is the former chairman of orthopedic surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, medical director of the Association of Tennis Professionals and an orthopedic consultant for the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.

Dr. Joshua Dines, an orthopedic surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at the hospital, is a team physician for the U.S. Davis Cup Tennis Team and assistant team physician for the New York Mets.

Patients can see doctors at the hospital's Long Island location, but go to Manhattan for surgery. More than 27,000 surgeries were performed at the hospital last year.

Founded in 1863, the 205-bed hospital is part of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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