February 02, 2020
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Hospital for Special Surgery opens Florida facility

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Hospital for Special Surgery opened a new facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. The facility announced its leadership and medical team, as well as the scheduling of almost 1,000 appointments.

“This new facility will serve as a real center of excellence for patients seeking a wide-range of musculoskeletal health services,” David Altchek, MD, founding medical director of HSS Florida and chief emeritus of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute, said in a press release. “I’m looking forward to working with some of the world’s most highly skilled physicians, surgeons and other specialists at the spectacular HSS Florida campus.”

HSS Florida is a 60,000 square-foot facility with leadership that includes orthopedic trauma surgeon Nick Sama, MD, as associate medical director for inpatient services, and sports medicine and shoulder surgeon Ryan Simovitch, MD, as associate medical director for ambulatory services. HSS Florida’s medical team will help patients with various injuries and pain, including sports injuries and general orthopedic pain. The facility will also offer sports performance services. HSS Florida will include full-time Florida-based physicians, as well as physicians who will split their time between the New York and Florida HSS facilities.

“HSS is making the highest level of musculoskeletal care more convenient for a community that understands and values quality,” Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS. “This new facility is unlike any of our previous expansions as this is a brand-new comprehensive center built from the ground up and located outside of the New York City tri-state area.”