Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD Named Chairman of Stamford Hospital’s Department of Orthopedics

NEW YORK, September 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Harvard S. SandhuMDco-chief emeritus of the spine service at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New Yorkwas appointed Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Stamford Hospital, effective November 1, 2022. Dr. Sandhu succeeds Charles “Chip” CornellMDwho is retiring after a distinguished career at HSS that culminated in leading the collaboration with Stamford Health since its inception in 2017.

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HSS has specialized in musculoskeletal care since 1863 and is ranked no. 1 for orthopedics globally and nationally. Stamford Health is an independent, not-for-profit health system committed to caring for the community through a wide range of high quality health and wellness services offered by Stamford Hospital, Stamford Health Medical Group and outpatient sites in the southwest. Connecticut. Stamford Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “high performing hospital”, including in the specialty area of ​​orthopedics, earned the Magnet designation for nursing excellence and Planetree Gold certification for excellence in person-centred care. The collaboration was formed to bring world-class orthopedic care closer to home for residents of southern New England.

HSS Orthopedics with Stamford Health offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical orthopedic services, including sports medicine, sports rehabilitation, joint replacement and treatment of all conditions affecting the spine, foot and ankle, hand and upper extremities . HSS orthopedic specialists consult patients at locations Stamford, Hamdenand Wilton. If surgery is needed, HSS surgeons operate at award-winning Stamford Hospital and Stamford Health Tully Health Center.

Introduced this year at the HSS Stamford site at Chelsea Piers, HSS Orthopedics Now provides patients aged 16 and over with access to orthopedic care for sudden injuries and severe pain, to triage, diagnose, treat and, if necessary, refer to a higher level of care in an expedited time frame.

“I am honored to take on this new role and to continue to build on the momentum of our relationship with Stamford Health,” said Dr. Sandhu. “Opportunities to expand the initiative include providing the full spectrum of musculoskeletal care across multiple specialties for sports, degenerative and arthritic conditions without the need to travel outside the region.”

Prior to joining HSS in 1997, Dr. Sandhu was Chief of Spine Surgery at UCLA. His clinical practice specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, robotic surgery, and the use of spine biologics to enhance healing. Dr. Sandhu is also actively engaged in the research and development of medical devices and instruments used in spine surgery and holds several patents. Additionally, he has authored or co-authored over 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has received research awards from the North American Spine Society, the Orthopedic Research Society, and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, including the prestigious Volvo Prize in Spine Research.

“I look forward to working with Dr. Sandhu as we expand the offerings of our collaboration with HSS to serve more patients in need of high quality orthopedic services,” said Kathleen Silard, president and CEO of Stamford Health. “We are proud to partner with the best, and together with HSS, we have created a world-class center for musculoskeletal care in Connecticut. In the years to come, we will continue to expand the geographic footprint of the Collaboration in Connecticutincrease the number of providers and improve our programmatic services to best meet the needs of our community.”

“HSS Orthopedics with Stamford Health will benefit greatly from Dr. Sandhu’s vision and expertise as a clinician, researcher and educator,” said Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO of HSS. “We thank Dr. Cornell for his exceptional leadership in establishing and evolving our unique collaboration with Stamford Health, to provide an unparalleled level of orthopedic care aligned with HSS best practices to thousands of residents living in Connecticut and New England.”

About RSS

HSS is the world’s first academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its heart is the Hospital for Special Surgery, ranked #1 in Orthopedics nationally (for the 13th consecutive year), #3 in Rheumatology by US News & World Report (2022-2023), and Best Orthopedic Hospital Pediatrics of NY, NJ and CT by US News & World Report “Best Hospitals for Children” (2022-2023). In a survey of healthcare professionals in over 20 countries by Newsweek, HSS is ranked #1 worldwide in orthopedics for a second consecutive year (2022). Founded in 1863, the hospital has the lowest complication and readmission rates in the nation for orthopedics, and among the lowest infection rates. HSS was the first in New York State receive five consecutive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. A subsidiary 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 StateAs good as inside Florida. In addition to patient care, HSS is at the forefront of research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute includes 20 laboratories and 300 staff members who focus on advancing musculoskeletal health through the prevention of tissue degeneration, repair and regeneration. The HSS Innovation Institute strives to realize the potential of new drugs, therapies and devices. The HSS Education Institute is a trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal knowledge and research for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, college students and consumers in more than 145 countries. The institution collaborates with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class SSS care more widely available nationally and internationally. www.hss.edu.

About Stamford Health

Stamford Health is an independent, not-for-profit health system with over 3,700 employees committed to caring for the community through a wide range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families receive expert, compassionate care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with over 40 offices in the lower Fairfield County provide primary and specialized care; an increasing number of outpatient locations in the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation.

Stamford Health is known for its expert, person-centered care through numerous recognitions and partnerships. Stamford Hospital is the only hospital in Fairfield County, Connecticut receive an A rating from the Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization for protecting patient safety. US News and World Report recognized Stamford Hospital as a high performing hospital. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has rated Stamford Hospital as a five-star hospital for overall quality. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has granted Stamford Hospital Magnet Status, which recognizes superior patient care with the highest level of safety, quality, and patient satisfaction. Stamford Health is Planetree Gold-Certified for Excellence in Person-Centered Care Hospital of Distinction.

Stamford Health is also a major teacher affiliate with the Colombia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and recently expanded its relationship with Columbia to offer treatment and expertise in Colombia University Nationally recognized cardiac surgeons from Irving Medical Center. Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery have created a leading center for specialist orthopedic care in the heart of Stamford, Connecticut. Additionally, in 2020, Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center entered into an expanded collaboration with the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center.

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