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Hospital for Special Surgery To Sponsor Multi-Sport Events In Greenwich With HSS Greenwich Cup 2016

New York, NY—December 16, 2015

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation, has announced its title sponsorship of the Hospital for Special Surgery Greenwich Cup 2016, a multi-sports series launched in partnership with Greenwich (CT) Parks and Recreation.  The Greenwich Cup encompasses a series of road races as well as swimming, biking and triathlon competitions that will take place at various locations in Greenwich during 2016.

"We are excited to be able to align HSS with these locally well-known athletic competitions under the purview of Greenwich Parks & Rec and unify these half-dozen events into an organized series," says John Englehart, Chief Marketing Officer at HSS. "We are eager to increase public awareness of HSS in greater Fairfield County, where we have a prominent presence through our state-of-the-art Outpatient Center in Stamford at Chelsea Piers, which opened for business the beginning of 2015." Englehart is a long-time resident of Westport, CT.

The HSS Stamford Outpatient Center offers medical diagnosis, pre-and post-operative care, non-surgical management of injuries and joint pain, advanced MRI capabilities and other services.

"Equally important for us is that athletic competitions of this kind perfectly embody the overarching mission of HSS to provide the highest quality of care and to marshal whatever resources and expertise the hospital has to ensure that athletes and the general public can return to their former endeavors and ‘get back in the game’," Englehart adds.

The Greenwich Cup series has been organized by running and athletic apparel retailer Threads & Treads, located in Greenwich, for more than three decades.  The Greenwich Cup is the world’s longest running multi-sport race series. Some of the events that will comprise HSS Greenwich Cup 2016 include the HSS Greenwich Cup Half-Marathon, the HSS Greenwich Cup Triathlon, and the HSS Tour de Greenwich XXXII 20-Mile Bike event.


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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