Stamford, CT—October 30, 2017
The national leader in orthopedics and the largest hospital in Fairfield County today advanced their collaboration by opening the inpatient surgical unit of HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health. The collaboration previously introduced a sports rehabilitation facility at Chelsea Piers and outpatient surgery at the Tully Health Center.
The opening ceremony was led by Brian G. Grissler, President and CEO, Stamford Health, who was joined by Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), to mark the important next step in the collaboration between the two organizations. The two leaders cut a ribbon officially opening the HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health surgical inpatient unit at Stamford Hospital.
In February of this year, the two organizations announced their unique collaboration to advance orthopedic services available to communities in Connecticut and New England, beginning with the commencement of outpatient orthopedic services performed at Stamford Health’s Tully Health Center.
"We opened our new hospital just a year ago and are pleased to see this strategic and innovative relationship with HSS already become a reality," said Mr. Grissler. "Building upon our recognized levels of service, Magnet status nursing and our new hospital, this collaboration will further elevate the level of orthopedic services for residents across the region."
Under the collaboration, Stamford Health adopted HSS best clinical practices across the entire orthopedic surgery line. Complementing these practices is Stamford Health’s philosophy of providing the finest care across the entire healthcare spectrum – from prevention and wellness to diagnosis, treatment and ongoing support – which aligns closely with the HSS mission.
"HSS has had a presence in Connecticut for nearly 20 years and we are pleased to have created a collaboration with Stamford Health to enable both organizations to better serve patients, right in their own backyards," said Mr. Shapiro. "The collaboration through HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health ensures the patient care provided here meets our uncompromising standards, with the convenience and comfort of the gorgeous new Stamford Hospital building."
The new 40,000-square-foot unit encompasses the entire 5th floor of the new Stamford Hospital, allowing a greater number of inpatient orthopedic surgical cases. To date, HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health provided only outpatient surgeries at Tully Health Center. The new inpatient unit consists of two operating rooms, four pre-op beds, 12 recovery beds and 19 inpatient rooms as well as a rehabilitation gym. Approximately 50 staff are being hired to oversee patient care on this floor.
HSS has been ranked No.1 for orthopedics in the U.S. for the past eight consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report and is consistently recognized for successful outcomes as well as the lowest infection, complication and revision rates. HSS has provided pre-, post- and non-surgical care in Connecticut since 2001. The 20,000-square foot HSS Outpatient Center at Chelsea Piers Connecticut continues to provide these services as well as the neighboring HSS Sports Rehab at Chelsea Piers Connecticut (provided by Stamford Health).
Learn more about the new collaboration at HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health.
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.