New York, NY—June 21, 2018
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is proud to be a bronze sponsor of 2018 NYC Pride, the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) event in the nation. HSS is participating in the March and will have a booth at Pride Fest on Sunday, June 24, 2018.
"HSS welcomes and celebrates individuality as a core of strength of our team and those we serve, at home here in New York and around the world," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO. "The LGBTQ+ community is an important part of that, and so we are especially pleased to support this year’s Pride events."
"NYC Pride is so pleased that HSS is marching and is represented in this year’s event for the first time," said Chris Frederick, Managing Director, NYC Pride. "The Hospital’s support allows us to continue to inspire, educate and applaud our diverse supporters in closing the gap on inequality."
The March will commence at noon at 7th Avenue and 16th Street in Manhattan. Approximately 200 members of the HSS family will join thousands of marchers to raise awareness about inclusivity. In addition the HSS booth is G6 and will be located in the G Block at West 8th St., between University Pl., and Greene St.
LGBTQ+ people unfortunately face many barriers when accessing or receiving health care, including discrimination, ignorance, and fear. HSS is committed to ensuring that all people, including the LGBTQ+ community, receive the highest quality musculoskeletal care and service in a safe, welcoming environment.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization in the United States, recently recognized HSS as a "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader" for the fourth consecutive year. This recognition is based on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees. HSS scored 100.
HSS promotes this recognition with information on its overall environment of diversity and inclusion on its website at https://www.hss.edu/diversity-inclusion.
For more information about the March, visit https://www.nycpride.org/events/the-march/.
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.