Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) announces its plans to open a new outpatient center at Hudson Yards, a private real estate development.

Set to open in 2019, the approximately 15,000-square-foot center will be dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal conditions. It will feature physician offices, diagnostic imaging, and physical therapy services.

“We are expanding the HSS system as part of a broader strategy to bring world class care closer to where quality-minded consumers live and work,” says Louis A. Shapiro, CEO and president of HSS, in a media release.

“The Hudson Yards location will also enable us to help more large employers to control the large and rising costs of musculoskeletal conditions.”

Musculoskeletal conditions account for more than 16% of total employer healthcare costs, with up to five times that amount being paid out in ‘indirect costs’ such as lost time at work, HSS estimates in the release.

“By providing more reliable prevention, diagnosis, and treatment to employees, we help companies perform better and more efficiently,” Shapiro adds.

[Source(s): Hospital for Special Surgery, PR Newswire]