New York—November 14, 2013
Hackensack University Health Network, the largest healthcare system in northern New Jersey, includes Hackensack UMC, the No. 1 hospital in New Jersey; Hospital for Special Surgery, ranked No.1 nationally in orthopedics; and NewYork-Presbyterian, the No. 1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area. The three health care providers will work closely with the Super Bowl Host Committee, the National Football League and governmental agencies to ensure that any medical and emergency needs are met during Super Bowl week activities, and that volunteers, staff and fans stay healthy and safe during the Super Bowl. All three medical centers are sponsors of the New York Giants and will have a strong presence at many of the events leading up to and during Super Bowl week.
“Having the Super Bowl in the highly populated NY/NJ area requires highly skilled medical expertise, which we are fortunate to have in these leading hospitals. Their designated role will be ‘Official Health Service Providers,’ as we prepare to host a successful Super Bowl XLVIII in the region,” said Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company. “We are confident that these institutions will be a great resource to us and the community during this historic event.”
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.