Hospital for Special Surgery's Public and Patient Education Department (PPED) offers a multitude of programming and practical information on musculoskeletal conditions and other health related topics of interest to patient and the general public. The department strives to provide current and useful information to public and patient audiences through education programs, lectures/symposia, workshops, exercise classes, support groups, publications, and a patient education library.
HSS offers a wide range of educational courses and workshops for patients as well as the public. Many of them are either free or a low fee is charged. See our Event Calendar for course descriptions and to register online.
Hospital for Special Surgery offers free education and support programs for patients with lupus, myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and scleroderma.
We are happy to announce that David B. Levine, MD’s much-anticipated book, Anatomy of a Hospital: Hospital for Special Surgery 1863-2013, is now available. Eloquently detailing the chronological history of the hospital dating from the Civil War to the present, Dr. Levine demonstrates how HSS has shaped the community and the field of musculoskeletal health.
On June 19, 2014, the HSS Asian Community Bone Health Initiative (ACBHI) won honorable mention as part of the HANYS (Healthcare Association of New York State) Community Health Improvement Award. The Award, established in 1997, is presented to facilities and programs that target specific community health issues, demonstrate leadership, collaborate among diverse groups, and achieve quantifiable results. Learn more about this program >>