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 Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. 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 www.hss.edu.