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HSS Orthopedics At Stamford Health Expands Services

Hospital for Special Surgery
Posted on: 31 Oct 17

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national leader in orthopedics and the largest hospital in Fairfield County today advanced their collaboration by opening the inpatient surgical unit of HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health.  The collaboration previously introduced a sports rehabilitation facility at Chelsea Piers and outpatient surgery at the Tully Health Center.

The opening ceremony was led by Brian G. Grissler, President and CEO, Stamford Health, who was joined by Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), to mark the important next step in the collaboration between the two organizations. The two leaders cut a ribbon officially opening the HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health surgical inpatient unit at Stamford Hospital.

In February of this year, the two organizations announced their unique collaboration to advance orthopedic services available to communities in Connecticut and New England, beginning with the commencement of outpatient orthopedic services performed at Stamford Health's Tully Health Center.

"We opened our new hospital just a year ago and are pleased to see this strategic and innovative relationship with HSS already become a reality," said Mr. Grissler. "Building upon our recognized levels of service, Magnet status nursing and our new hospital, this collaboration will further elevate the level of orthopedic services for residents across the region."

Under the collaboration, Stamford Health adopted HSS best clinical practices across the entire orthopedic surgery line. Complementing these practices is Stamford Health's philosophy of providing the finest care across the entire healthcare spectrum – from prevention and wellness to diagnosis, treatment and ongoing support – which aligns closely with the HSS mission.

"HSS has had a presence in Connecticut for nearly 20 years and we are pleased to have created a collaboration with Stamford Health to enable both organizations to better serve patients, right in their own backyards," said Mr. Shapiro. "The collaboration through HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health ensures the patient care provided here meets our uncompromising standards, with the convenience and comfort of the gorgeous new Stamford Hospital building."

The new 40,000-square-foot unit encompasses the entire 5th floor of the new Stamford Hospital, allowing a greater number of inpatient orthopedic surgical cases. To date, HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health provided only outpatient surgeries at Tully Health Center. The new inpatient unit consists of two operating rooms, four pre-op beds, 12 recovery beds and 19 inpatient rooms as well as a rehabilitation gym. Approximately 50 staff are being hired to oversee patient care on this floor.

HSS has been ranked No.1 for orthopedics in the U.S. for the past eight consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report and is consistently recognized for successful outcomes as well as the lowest infection, complication and revision rates. HSS has provided pre-, post- and non-surgical care in Connecticut since 2001. The 20,000-square foot HSS Outpatient Center at Chelsea Piers Connecticut continues to provide these services as well as the neighboring HSS Sports Rehab at Chelsea Piers Connecticut (provided by Stamford Health). 

Learn more about the new collaboration at HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health.

About Stamford Health
Stamford Health is a not-for-profit healthcare system in lower Fairfield County. The system provides inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory services through Stamford Hospital, a 305-bed acute care tertiary hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, a partnership of primary and specialty care physicians; Stamford Hospital Foundation; and a diverse and growing number of retail and ambulatory locations across the region. Stamford Health is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Stamford Health's Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center is a member of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care Collaborative. Stamford Hospital received Magnet® Designation for nursing excellence in 2016, and the Planetree Distinction Award for Leadership and Innovation in Patient-Centered Care in 2014. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018), 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. HSS has locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 31/10/2017

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