New York City—December 10, 2010
NETS point guard Jordan Farmar and Santa Claus are brightening the lives of children with muscle and bone disorders and lupus at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan by presenting the children with presents at the hospital’s annual holiday party.
WHAT: Annual Pediatric Holiday Party
DATE: Friday, December 10, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHO: Hospital for Special Surgery Staff
NETS point guard Jordan Farmar
& Santa Claus
WHERE: Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor
535 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021
Media will have the opportunity to interview and photograph Jordan Farmar, physicians, pediatric patients and parents.
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 eighth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018). 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. 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 from 80 countries and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. 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 Innovation Institute was formed in 2015 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices; the global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969, and in 2017 HSS made 130 invention submissions (more than 2x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute provides continuing medical curriculum to more than 22,000 subscribing musculoskeletal healthcare professionals in 125 countries. Through HSS Global, the institution is collaborating with medical centers worldwide to advance the quality and value of care and to make world-class HSS care more accessible to more people.