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Hospital for Special Surgery in the headlines: 16 notes

Becker's Spine Review highlights several HSS leadership transformations in 2023 including expanding its presence in New York and Florida and more. 

1. HSS named Tara McCoy as CEO of its Florida division. She was previously division chief executive of GenesisCare. As CEO of HSS Florida, she will focus on expanding orthopedic care in the state.

2. Bryan Kelly, MD, succeeded Louis Shapiro as president and CEO of HSS. Dr. Kelly is a recognized leader in the field of hip preservation. He launched the hip preservation service at HSS in 2010, which is now the largest in the nation. In 2019, Dr. Kelly was named surgeon-in-chief and medical director.

3. Douglas Padgett, MD, was named  HSS's surgeon-in-chief and medical director following Dr. Kelly's promotion to CEO. Dr. Padgett is chief emeritus of adult reconstruction and replacement services, and he works as a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He was named HSS' associate surgeon-in-chief in 2019.

4. Spine surgeon Frank Cammisa, Jr., MD, and Brooklyn Nets and NY Liberty owners Joe and Clara Wu Tsai were honored by HSS in June. Dr. Cammisa was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the spine surgery industry.

5. HSS received a $10 million grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to support expansion of its main campus and construction of the HSS Kellen Tower.

6. HSS named Mary Cassai, RN, executive vice president and COO.

7. David Helfet, MD, orthopedic trauma surgeon at HSS, was named executive medical director of HSS at NCH in Naples, Fla.

8. HSS named Answorth Allen, MD, and Mathias Bostrom, MD, as associate surgeons-in-chief.

9. HSS appointed David Mayman, MD, and Daniel Green, MD, to its leadership team. Dr. Mayman will serve as chief of the adult reconstruction and joint replacement service, and Dr. Green will serve as chief of the pediatric orthopedic surgery service.

10. HSS opened a location in Southampton, N.Y. The location is the first office in Suffolk County and the second outpatient location on Long Island.

11. Researchers at HSS and Weill Cornell Medicine discovered a new stem cell that could affect spine care. The findings, published in Nature, uncovered vetebral stem cells that are uniquely present in the spine. It was previously believed that all bones formed through ossification, but the collaborative research team found that certain vertebral skeletel stem cells have a key role in the development of spinal vertebrae.

12. HSS at NCH in Naples, Fla. named Justin Blohm as vice president of the musculoskeletal service line. 

13. Healthgrades included HSS on its best hospital lists for orthopedics, spine surgery and joint replacement.

14. OrthoVentions invested in Gemini, a company created in partnership with HSS. Gemini is focused on developing MRI imaging and volumetric analysis products to create interactive views of joints. The investment will fund product development and an initial commercial launch.

15. HSS and Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare have started construction on an 80,000-square-foot orthopedic care facility on the NCH North Naples Hospital campus.

16. HSS received support from Schmidt Futures to advance artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts.

Read the full article here: beckersspine.com.