About HSS

Community Outreach

Hospital for Special Surgery is committed to implementing initiatives that provide superior care to patients and improve the health of the diverse communities we serve. We extend a commitment outward by improving public health, empowering communities through information and services, leveraging resources through effective partnerships, and strategically linking to other health care providers and government agencies.

Community Benefit Report

Invested in Our Community – 2013 Report

Download the 2013 Community Benefit Report (.pdf)

The HSS Community Benefit Report provides information about the Hospital’s contributions to the community in the areas of community programs and services, research and health professionals education.

Community Service Plan 2014-16

Advancing the State's Public Health Priorities

This 2013-16 Community Service Plan provides a concise overview of Hospital for Special Surgery’s (HSS) initiatives that help improve the health, mobility, and quality of life for the communities it serves.

Download the Community Service Plan (.pdf)

Community Health Needs Assessment

2013 Report and Implementation Plan

HSS performed a formal needs assessment to assess various aspects of the community’s health needs in order to identify healthcare gaps and guide the development and implementation of public health programs and services.

Download the Community Health Needs Assessment (.pdf)

Community Advocates

Pearl's Position

A 75-year-old community member, Pearl has been attending Yogalates classes since September 2010 and had observed improvements in her chronic back pain and a boost to her health. Read more about Pearl's experience.

Jenny's Journey

Jenny, a full-time mom whose primary language is Cantonese, was diagnosed with lupus in 2001. Since connecting with LANtern® (Lupus Asian Network), she has learned much more about her illness, and feels less alone by sharing with peers. Read more bout Jenny's experience.

Wellness Classes & Programs

Hospital for Special Surgery offers a wide array of movement classes and lectures designed to get you moving, strengthen your body, educate your mind, and nurture your spirit.
View our class schedule.

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Join Us for an Evening with the Experts Series - Memory & Brain Seminar: Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 10:00am -12:15pm. View event flyer and RSVP instructions (.pdf). Space is limited, RSVP today!

Now Available:

David B. Levine, MD’s new book, Anatomy of a Hospital: Hospital for Special Surgery 1863-2013, details the history of HSS from the Civil War and chronicles how the hospital has shaped the community and the field of musculoskeletal health.

Community Access to World-Class Care


Shown at the 2009 Benefit Gala

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