CEOs from Orthopaedic Centers Worldwide Meet to Discuss Common Challenges: 2010 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Orthopaedic Centers

Laura Robbins, DSW, CSW, MSW
Laura Robbins, DSW, CSW, MSW

Senior Vice President, Global & Academic Affairs, Hospital for Special Surgery 

Designated Institutional Officer, GME

Associate Research Professor of Social Work in Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Associate Scientist, Research Division, Hospital for Special Surgery

Executive Editor, HSS Journal

Chair, Arthritis Foundation

Louis A. Shapiro, FACHE
Hospital for Special Surgery

Matthias P. Spielmann, MHA
Schulthess Klinik

Giovanni Baldi, MD
Istituto Ortopedic Rizzoli


The International Society of Orthopaedic Centers was formed in 2006 as a think tank that would bring together thought leaders in orthopaedic surgery from major orthopaedic academic centers around the world. The Society’s mission is to share knowledge and strategies, improve patient care, and foster clinical, educational, and scientific collaboration. As the Society’s agendas developed, the members recognized that many of their aims intersected with those of hospital leadership. Thus, CEOs from member centers were invited to join their physician colleagues at the 2010 meeting in Bologna, Italy in order to explore solutions to administrative challenges related to patient care, volume growth, and costs. This paper describes the dialogue that took place at the meeting.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 7, Number 2.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.


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