HSS Becomes First-Ever Jersey Patch Partner Of The New York Liberty
The New York Liberty and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) today announced a long-term partnership that makes the top-ranked hospital the Liberty’s first-ever jersey patch sponsor. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
As the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health, HSS performs more than 32,000 surgical procedures annually. The hospital has also been ranked No. 1 for orthopedics for nine consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report (2018-2019) and has been among the top-ranked hospitals for both orthopedics and rheumatology for 27 consecutive years.
"The Liberty are proud to expand our long-standing partnership with HSS to include a visual representation of their commitment to women athletes," said Keia Clarke, Liberty COO. "HSS doctors treat our players, attend our games and support our youth initiatives, so this collaboration makes sense on many levels."
HSS is a proven leader in the women’s sports landscape. In 1997, the Hospital opened the HSS Women’s Sports Medicine Center (WSMC) the same year that the WNBA began play. The HSS WSMC, the first of its kind in the U.S., provides collaborative care for female athletes.
"As the official hospital of the Liberty for over a decade, we are excited to now be their most visible partner," said Emil A. Calcano, vice president & chief of Global Sports Marketing and Business Development at HSS. "We are committed to providing world-class care for athletes of all ages and abilities and look forward to continuing to amplify the HSS brand in New York and WNBA cities across the country."
Beginning with the 2019 season, HSS’ logo will be prominently placed on the upper left shoulder of all editions of the New York Liberty jerseys, which will debut on Thursday, May 9 when the Liberty hosts the Chinese National Team at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the tenth consecutive year), No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2019-2020), and named a leader in pediatric orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” list (2019-2020). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In addition, HSS will be opening a new facility in Florida in early 2020. In 2018, HSS provided care to 139,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures, and people from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. There were more than 37,000 pediatric visits to the HSS Lerner Children’s Pavilion for treatment by a team of interdisciplinary experts. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally. www.hss.edu.