Hospital for Special Surgery's Rheumatology Division Showcased at The Bowery Hotel

New York, NY—June 10, 2015

On June 10, 2015, Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rheumatology Council welcomed over 110 guests to The Bowery Hotel, a chic downtown hotspot, where they learned about how the HSS Division of Rheumatology is transforming care and changing patients’ lives. 

The guests heard remarks from Surgeon-in-Chief Todd J. Albert, MD, Trustee Susan W. Rose, and Advisor Connie Anne Phillips. Jane E. Salmon, MD, Director of the SLE APS Center of Excellence, shared information about the PROMISSE Study, which is the country’s largest-ever investigation of pregnancy loss in lupus patients. 

The highlight of the evening was the premiere of a video telling the story of HSS patient Beth Ann Voulgaris and her journey with lupus. Beth Ann struggled with life-altering symptoms that impacted her ability to live a full life. For years, she searched for answers, until she met Dr. Jane Salmon, who has helped her manage her illness. "The Rheumatology Department at HSS was my savior," explains Beth Ann. "That’s what helped me and led back me to a life that now, I can live."

Guests received gift bags, which included perfume donated by haute-couture fragrance creator Kilian Hennessy and magazines gifted by Glamour

The Rheumatology Council is a volunteer leadership group dedicated to raising funds and awareness of the HSS Division of Rheumatology. To make a pledge by phone, text HSSGIVE to 313131. To learn about future events, email Brooke Bryant (Assistant Director, Strategic Partnerships) at  


About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at


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