NEW YORK, N.Y., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) the first and only hospital in the United States dedicated to orthopedic and rheumatologic care, announced its plan to open the HSS ASC of Manhattan in June 2017.
The HSS ASC of Manhattan will focus on hand, foot and ankle and sports medicine surgeries. David S. Levine, MD, foot and ankle surgeon at HSS, will serve as the center's medical director.
"The HSS ASC of Manhattan is a very exciting initiative," said Dr. Levine. "This new location and offering will substantially expand access to ambulatory surgery as an extension of Hospital for Special Surgery."
The 22,425 square-foot center is conveniently located at 1233 Second Avenue at 65th Street, a short distance from the Hospital main campus. The center features four operating rooms and a 16 bay pre- and post-surgical unit.
"For nearly three decades HSS has been leading the fields of orthopedics and rheumatology in quality and patient experience," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery. "HSS is more than a hospital and we're constantly working to identify news ways to make better quality care more accessible, through research, innovation and locations like this new ASC."
Bryan Guss, RN, BSN, CNOR, will be the new senior director of the ASC and is joining HSS from Northern Westchester Hospital. HSS physicians on staff at the ASC will include ten sports medicine specialists, five foot and ankle surgeons and five hand and upper extremity surgeons. In addition to the 20 specialty surgeons, there will be anesthesiologists and nursing professionals providing care to patients.
Ambulatory surgery cases will still be performed at the HSS main campus. The HSS ASC of Manhattan is optimizing the care delivery system by providing another surgical location option for patients.
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.
SOURCE Hospital for Special Surgery