"Early on, I learned about the great gift a surgeon can give a growing person, and how exceptional HSS is."
From left to right: Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus Dr. Thomas P. Sulco, Mary Waldron, Chief of the Surgical Arthritis Service Dr. Mark P. Figgie, and Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. Todd J. Albert, celebrating the investiture of Dr. Figgie into the Allan E. Inglis MD Chair in Surgical Arthritis.
"I can't think of a greater gift than someone transforming you."
Mary Waldron understands the impact the right medical care can have. Her visits to HSS began at age 15, and started her lifelong relationship with the Hospital. "It's been a wonderful journey," says Mary. "My surgeries at HSS were a gift that changed my life."
From knee surgery to treatment for scoliosis and double hip and knee replacements, Mary has repeatedly turned to HSS specialists to keep her healthy, and the Hospital has never let her down. "I've always had exciting, exceptional results," Mary reports.
Enormously appreciative of the care that HSS has provided, Mary is an enthusiastic supporter of the Hospital and her physicians. In 2007, Mary approached one of her physicians, Dr. Mark P. Figgie, Chief of the Surgical Arthritis Service, about her interest in honoring him with a gift. Her interest sparked the creation of the Allan E. Inglis MD Chair in Surgical Arthritis, held by Dr. Figgie and supported by Mary through a gift in her will.
Mary continues to be impressed not only by the unsurpassed level of patient care provided by HSS, but also by how the institution has maintained its leadership and reputation in the field over the many decades. "That's part of the magic of this Hospital," she explains. "There is a confidence at HSS; it exudes an aura of excellence."