Sanford I. Weill Named to Hospital for Special Surgery Board of Trustees
NEW YORK -- October 09, 2012
Hospital for Special Surgery announced today that prominent business leader
and philanthropist Sanford I. Weill, has been named a member of the Hospital’s
Board of Trustees.
“We are delighted to welcome Sandy to the Board,” said Aldo Papone, Co-Chair
of the Board of Trustees at Hospital for Special Surgery. “His extraordinary
experience and leadership will contribute greatly to the Hospital as it
continues to grow and build upon its reputation as a world leader in
“Sandy brings a wealth of knowledge and a keen perspective to our
institution,” said Board Co-Chair Dean R. O’Hare. “As a business leader who
has a long-history of supporting advances in healthcare, his insights will be
Mr. Weill has had a notable business career. He is a former Chairman and CEO
of Citigroup, having retired as CEO in 2003 and served as non-executive
Chairman until 2006. Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Weill was Chairman and CEO of
Travelers, Chairman of Commercial Credit Company, President of American
Express Company, as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the
American Express Company’s Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company subsidiary, and
Co-Founder and Chairman of Carter, Berlind, Potoma & Weill. In 1998, Mr. Weill
was the recipient of Financial World Magazine’s CEO of the Year Award and
received the same honor from Chief Executive Magazine in 2002. Today, Mr.
Weill sits on the board of Koç Holding, headquartered in Turkey.
“We are thrilled that such an outstanding leader as Sandy Weill is joining our
already dynamic Board,” said Lou Shapiro, President and CEO of HSS, “and we
look forward to working with him as we continue to build upon our success.”
Mr. Weill is Chairman of the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical
College and Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (since 1995);
Chairman of Carnegie Hall (since 1991); Founder and Chairman of the National
Academy Foundation (since 1980); Chairman of the Green Music Center Board of
Advisors at Sonoma State University; a member of the Executive Council of the
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center; a member of the Board
of Governors of the San Francisco Symphony; Director of the Lang Lang
International Music Foundation; serves on the Board of Governors of Sidra
specialty teaching hospital in Qatar; and is a member of New York Governor
Andrew Cuomo’s New York Education Reform Commission. Mr. Weill was recently
elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mr. Weill is a graduate of Cornell University. He and his wife, Joan, have
been married for 57 years and were the recipients of the 2009 Carnegie Medal
of Philanthropy Award. They have two children and four grandchildren.
ABOUT HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY:
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in
orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1
in orthopedics, No.3 in rheumatology, No.10 in neurology, and No.5 in
geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report (2012-13), and is the first hospital in
New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service
from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS has
one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has
been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. HSS
is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of
Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery
medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division
is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of
musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is
located in New York City and online atwww.hss.edu.
Hospital for Special Surgery
Phyllis Fisher, 212-606-1197
Tracy Hickenbottom, 212-606-1197
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