NETS Player Jordan Farmar and Santa Claus Bring Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients at Hospital for Special Surgery

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 Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology, and No. 16 in neurology by U.S.News & World Report (2010-11), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. 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

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