NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare and civic philanthropy veteran Catherine Callagy has been appointed chief development officer by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Headquartered in New York City, HSS is the world's largest academic center focused on musculoskeletal health.
"I am thrilled to join the HSS family where there is a great culture of philanthropy," said Ms. Callagy. "I have the unique opportunity to bring philanthropists, leaders and ideas together to enact real change in musculoskeletal healthcare. HSS would not be where it is today without the generosity of our donors."
Ms. Callagy has over 18 years of experience in fund development primarily at healthcare organizations. Most recently, Ms. Callagy acted as executive director of Development at Stamford Hospital Foundation in Connecticut. In that role, she oversaw the campaign to fund the development of their new replacement hospital.
"HSS' global impact has surpassed 100 countries, but donor support is vital to meeting the much greater need and opportunity to advance musculoskeletal science and wellness," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS. "HSS Development raises critically important funds that support patient care and research projects as well as education and community-oriented programs. Catherine's leadership will help HSS and philanthropists positively impact generations to come."
In her new role, Ms. Callagy will be responsible for planning, managing and implementing all fundraising activities on behalf of HSS.
A graduate of Georgetown University, Ms. Callagy currently resides in Fairfield County. Over the course of her career, Ms. Callagy has been involved in a number of pro bono and volunteer efforts, including working with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani to establish the Twin Towers Fund after 9/11.
Her new role is effective September 11, 2017.
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. www.hss.edu