STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) formally announced a collaboration to create the premier center for advanced orthopedic care serving Connecticut and New England.
HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health will provide a level of inpatient and ambulatory care unrivaled in the region. Under the collaboration, Stamford Health will adopt HSS best practices across the entire orthopedic service line, and surgeons from HSS in New York City will be providing care through HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Hospital.
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health and has been ranked the No. 1 hospital for orthopedics in the U.S. for the past seven consecutive years by U.S News & World Report. HSS leads the field of orthopedics nationwide for successful outcomes, and lowest infection, complication and revision rates.
“We believe this strategic and innovative relationship with HSS will elevate our institution to the forefront of musculoskeletal services and further differentiate us from others in the region,” said Brian G. Grissler, President and CEO, Stamford Health. “Through this collaboration, we will create a new Department of Orthopedic Surgery that integrates best practices and expands our capabilities.”
“We are drawing upon the very best skills, talent and resources of HSS and Stamford Health in what is truly a transformational collaboration between our two organizations,” said Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery. "This revolutionary alliance will bring world-class orthopedic care closer to home for thousands of Connecticut residents, so fewer will need to leave the state for such care.”
HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health will be available on a dedicated fifth floor of the acclaimed new Stamford Hospital building late this year, and later this month at Tully Health Center.
“Stamford Health has been providing tertiary care to the residents of Fairfield County for more than 120 years,” Grissler said. “Building upon our existing foundation of service, Magnet status nursing and a brand new hospital, this collaboration will take their orthopedic services to the next level.”
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 in Stamford will continue to provide those services, as will the neighboring HSS-Stamford Health Sports Rehab facility.