New York, NY—October 18, 2017
Hospital for Special Surgery, ranked No. 1 for orthopedics for the past eight years by U.S. News & World Report, today opened a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art outpatient care center off I-287, between Rye and White Plains, NY.
HSS Westchester is the Hospital’s most comprehensive regional care center to date. Located at 1133 Westchester Avenue in White Plains, NY, the facility features 20 exam rooms, 3 x-rays, and an MRI (magnetic resonance image) suite. It also offers a full spectrum of rehabilitation services including aquatics and concussion therapy and sports performance services such as motion analysis, return to play testing and training.
"Our patients come from more than 100 countries and all 50 states because HSS is a ‘one of a kind’ healthcare organization," said Louis A. Shapiro, CEO and president of HSS. "HSS Westchester now makes that world-class quality of care more convenient to our neighbors in Westchester County and surrounding areas."
25 physicians will see patients on-site with the support of approximately 20 employees, with the number expected to grow by year’s end. Specialties include adult reconstruction and joint replacement, foot and ankle, pediatric orthopedics, physiatry, sports medicine (both primary care and surgical) and rheumatology.
Located on the Upper East Side, the main campus at HSS currently treats a large patient population from Westchester County.
The high quality care at HSS has been achieved partly through many years of treating the most challenging conditions from some of the most demanding patients, including athletes from more than 80 professional teams. HSS doctors and therapists have the distinction of being the team physicians and athletic trainers for some of the most recognized professional sports teams and organizations including the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks, Westchester Knicks, the New York Giants, the New York Mets, the New York Rangers, the New York Red Bulls, UFC, USA Basketball and the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence among many others.
"I’m excited for the opportunity to see patients in their local community," said Andrew Pearle, MD, sports medicine surgeon and new medical director at HSS Westchester, who also lives in Rye. "This location is the biggest we’ve built to-date outside of Manhattan, and features an outstanding sports rehabilitation department not only for patients who will be rehabbing post-surgery but also for athletes and weekend warriors wanting to perfect their performance."
In addition to the main campus in Manhattan, HSS also has offices on Long Island, in Queens as well as in Paramus, New Jersey and Stamford, Conn.
More information on HSS Westchester is available at https://www.hss.edu/hss-westchester.asp.
Pictured from left to right: Jennifer Rentas, VP of Regional Markets at HSS; Lisa R. Callahan, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at HSS; Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS; White Plains Mayor Tom Roach; Bryan T. Kelly, MD, chief of Sports Medicine at HSS; and Andrew D. Pearle, MD, medical director of HSS Westchester.
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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.