The Hospital for Special Surgery, a 172-bed specialty hospital in New York, said it will provide clinical and research-based expertise to Amilpar, a Brazilian managed-healthcare organization, in support of an orthopedic center that Amilpar plans to open in Rio de Janeiro this year.
Specialty hospital partners with Brazilian company
The facility, which is called Hospitalys, is opening in the first quarter of 2012 in advance of the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016, according to a news release.
The organizations are not disclosing financial terms of the agreement.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with Hospitalys in Brazil and to be sharing our clinical, education and research expertise,” said Louis Shapiro, president and CEO of the Hospital for Special Surgery, in the news release. “This global collaboration reflects both of our institutions' dedication to high quality patient care, academic excellence and cutting-edge research in orthopedics.”
As part of the agreement, physicians from the Hospital for Special Surgery will travel to Brazil, and physicians from Amilpar will visit the New York-based hospital. The new facility will specialize in spine disorders, joint replacement, and sports medicine.
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