New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery opened a 60,000-square-foot hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., its first expansion into the state.
What you should know:
1. HSS President Louis Shapiro was at the opening Jan. 27. He said the hospital already has nearly 1,000 appointments scheduled.
2. HSS had long wanted to expand into Florida. In 2019, 3,000 Florida residents traveled to its main New York City campus to seek care.
3. HSS built its Florida hospital through a partnership with Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.
4. David Altchek, MD, will serve as the facility's medical director. Dr. Altchek is the medical director for the New York Mets and serves as chief emeritus of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute. Peter Asnis, MD, was supposed to serve as medical director, but declined the position at the last moment.
5. Dr. Altchek will be joined by Michelle Carlson, MD, James Carr II, MD, Kathleen Davenport, MD, and John Wang, MD.
6. This is the second facility HSS opened in January. The health system recently opened an office in Hamden, Conn.
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