Standards of Excellence—June 22, 2012

Hospital for Special Surgery, ranked number one in the country for orthopedics and number two for rheumatology, raised more than $2.6 million at its 29th Annual Tribune Dinner Monday night at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. The generous donations of more than 1,000 guests made this the most successful fundraiser in HSS history. Meredith Vieira, host of the popular television show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and an NBC News special correspondent, served as toastmaster. She was joined by Ronnie P. Barnes, senior vice president for Medical Services for the New York Giants, and Giants rookie running back David Wilson. William C. Weldon, chairman of Johnson and Johnson, was honored at the event, and Dr. Torsten N. Wiesel, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who serves on the HSS Board of Trustees, received the Distinguished Service Award.

Renowned spine surgeon and former chief of Spine Service at HSS, Dr. Patrick F. O’Leary was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Also in attendance were HSS President and CEO Louis A. Shapiro; celebrated sculptor Richard Serra; actor Peter Jacobson from the television show House; David McCallum from the television show NCIS; Shelly Lazarus, Chairman of Ogilvy and Mather; Kenneth and Kathryn Chenault, CEO of American Express and HSS Trustee and Dinner Chair, respectively; and The Honorable David Dinkins, former mayor of New York City. 

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