New York, NY—February 10, 2016
On November 17, 2015, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU), welcomed Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), ranked No. 1 in orthopedic surgery in the U.S., to China to sign a medical service collaboration contract. This is the first official collaboration for HSS with a hospital in China. HSS and SAHZU will initiate a second opinion program for Orthopedics cases thru OptOnc. Both parties will conduct routine case studies, continue exchange visits, and look forward to enhancing the cooperation in clinical practice, research science and education.
The VIP visitors from HSS included: Mathias Bostrom, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Brian VanVelzor, senior director of International Center, Allison Grande, director of Global Partnerships, Michael Cross, MD, orthopedic surgeon, and Seth Jerabek, MD, orthopedic surgeon. Also in attendance was Zhang Guangjian, CEO of OptOnc, a third-party medical concierge company. The SAHZU team, including Huang Jian, VP, Tian Mei, VP, Yang Mingli, director of International Office, Yan Shigui, director of Orthopedics, and Dai Xuesong, deputy chief of Orthopedics, welcomed the HSS visitors.
The contract signing ceremony was hosted by Ms. Tan. SAHZU, HSS and OptOnc exchanged ideas for a successful collaboration. After the ceremony, Dr. Bostrom presented on "Complex Total Hip Revisions" and explained the methodologies and effects of replacements and revision surgeries, followed by a Q&A session. Later, the HSS team toured the Orthopedics inpatient unit at SAHZU and participated in a case study roundtable with the SAHZU Orthopedic team.
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 www.hss.edu.