Nation’s top orthopedic hospital opens in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Post reports HSS opened the doors of HSS Florida on Monday, January 27, 2020, in West Palm Beach. HSS president and CEO, Louis A. Shapiro was on hand to greet the first patients.
HSS is eager to bring its medical services to the growing, aging and affluent Florida community. Last year, 3,000 Florida residents traveled for care to HSS in New York. "We want to deliver care closer to where people live and work,” said Mr. Shapiro. HSS also hopes to be a destination center for all sports medicine needs in the Southeast U.S., including professional athletes as well as teenage athletes, cited Justin Oppenheimer, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at HSS.
David W. Altchek, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, will serve as the Medical Director of HSS Florida. Joining him is HSS orthopedic trauma surgeon, Nicholas Sama, MD, as associate medical director for inpatient services; sports medicine surgeon Ryan W. Simovitch, MD, as associate medical director for ambulatory services; hand an upper extremity surgeon, Michelle G. Carlson, MD; sports medicine surgeon, James B. Carr II, MD; physiatrist Kathleen L. Davenport, MD; and hip and knee surgeon, John L. Wang, MD.
Read the article at Palmbeachpost.com. This article also appeared in the February 2 print edition.