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HSS Supports Arthritis Foundation Focus on Raising National Awareness of Osteoarthritis
Date:2/5/2010

f the shoulders, hips, knees and spine.

"Knowledge is a great healer," said Laura Robbins, DSW, vice president of education and academic affairs at HSS and past chair of the Arthritis Foundation. "At HSS we have a broad spectrum of community-based programs focused on prevention offered through our Education Division and we recently introduced a comprehensive online resource on OA at www.hss.edu/osteoarthritis. The public awareness and voice for osteoarthritis that this new campaign provides - coupled with the knowledge scientists and clinicians now seek - make this initiative an important public health advance for every American."

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Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 2 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology and No. 24 in neurology by U.S. News & World Report (2009), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2010, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery
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