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Hospitals See Opportunity in Bringing Care Facilities to Patients

Wall Street Journal's Melanie Grayce West reports on the HSS expansion strategy.

She speaks to Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO at HSS, who explains that "there's more demand because people are more active".

According to WSJ, HSS will be opening two locations on Manhattan's West Side next year including one at Hudson Yards and another in the Columbus Circle area. Additionally, new outposts and collaborations are in development for midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, West Palm Beach, Florida, and Aspen, Colorado.

As the U.S. population ages and health and wellness becomes more central, there is a growing need for care in knees, hips, shoulders and backs. 

In Colorado, HSS has a partnership with Aspen Valley Hospital to co-manage an orthopedics practice.

The new facility at Hudson Yards will help to serve people who live or work in the development, and will be housed with an Equinox Fitness Club and the first-ever Equinox Hotel.

The West Side facility on 58th Street will feature operating rooms, physician and rehabilitation services, and advanced diagnostics. 

Mr. Shapiro says that only 6 percent of patients who visit the Hospital's main campus on the Upper East Side come from the immediate neighborhood.

Read the full article at WSJ.com (subscription required). This also appeared in the January 4, 2019 print issue.

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