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Hospital for Special Surgery Celebrates its 150th Anniversary By Ringing The Closing Bell at the NYSE

New York—June 17, 2013

Executives and guests of New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate its 150th anniversary and to ring The NYSE Closing Bell. Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO, was joined on the podium by Kendrick R. Wilson, III, HSS Co-Chair Board of Trustees and member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee, and Dean R. O’Hare, HSS Co-Chair Board of Trustees and Retired Chairman and CEO of The Chubb Corporation. Also joining were Thomas Lister, Vice Chair; Thomas P. Sculco, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief; Mary K. Crow, MD, Physician-in-Chief; Steven R. Goldring, MD, Chief Scientific Officer; Bruce Slawitsky, Vice President of Human Resources and Service Excellence; and Christine Carey, CIS Project Specialist, Information Technology and 2012 Employee of the Year.

Members of the HSS Family at the NYSE on June 17th for the Closing Bell Ringing.

Coin to honor HSS in ringing the Closing Bell at the NYSE on June 17th

HSS Family members at the NYSE on June 17th for the bell ringing.

Louis A Shapiro, CEO and Christine Carey, 2012 Employee of the Year at the NYSE for the Closing Bell Ringing on June 17th.


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 ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). 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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