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 firstname.lastname@example.org.