Country’s oldest orthopedic hospital opens office in Wilton

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WILTON – The oldest orthopedic hospital in the country has opened an office in town.

Founded in 1863, the Hospital for Special Surgery opened an office on Danbury Road in partnership with Stamford Health.

John Finger, senior vice president of New York regional market for HSS, said Wilton was a top choice for a new office due to its location along Route 7 between Norwalk and Danbury and its proximity to other major freeways like Interstate-95.

“We love the location,” Finger said of the new Wilton Crossing excavation at 195 Danbury Road.

He also said the hospital and its network have a strong focus on expanding Connecticut and that Wilton is the last part of that plan. Finger said a big part of the office’s strategy will be to integrate into the community through athletics.

According to Finger, HSS is partnering with local high schools and colleges in sending one of its medical professionals to sporting events to ensure safety measures are followed and provide expertise when players are injured.


Finger said HSS is working with Greenwich Country Day School and St. Luke’s.

Wilton Schools Superintendent Kevin Smith said the district had already partnered with HSS, including on its Health and Wellness Day which included guest speakers from the organization just before the start of the COVID pandemic.

However, Smith said the district already has a partnership with OrthoConnecticut, which provides medical support for Wilton’s sports games.


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