Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to Expand to Hudson Yards
HSS today announced a plan to open a new outpatient center at Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the U.S. The center will reside in 35 Hudson Yards, a new building that will also be home to an Equinox Fitness Club and the first ever Equinox Hotel. Hudson Yards is accessible by the Number 7 subway line, commuter rail services, West Side Highway, Lincoln Tunnel, and Hudson River ferries. HSS’ Hospital for Special Surgery has been rated #1 for Orthopedics for the past eight consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking.
The approximately 15,000 square foot center will be dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal conditions. Open to the public via direct access, the center will feature physician offices, diagnostic imaging and physical therapy services. As with all HSS outpatient centers, patient care will provided by HSS medical staff and be consistent with HSS quality standards. The center is slated to open in 2019.
"We are expanding the HSS system as part of a broader strategy to bring world class care closer to where quality-minded consumers live and work," said Louis A. Shapiro, CEO and president of HSS. "The Hudson Yards location will also enable us to help more large employers to control the large and rising costs of musculoskeletal conditions."
Mr. Shapiro said musculoskeletal conditions account for over 16 percent of total employer healthcare costs, with up to five times that amount being paid out in ‘indirect costs’ such as lost time at work. He added that "by providing more reliable prevention, diagnosis and treatment to employees, we help companies perform better and more efficiently."