Quality and Safety

How Likely Will Patients Recommend HSS to Others?

Many people choose Hospital for Special Surgery because family members and friends have told them about our high quality healthcare in orthopedics and rheumatology. Likelihood to recommend is one of the best measures for comparing one hospital to another. At HSS, we compare ourselves to other high performing hospitals in the U.S. 

Our most recent Press Ganey report shows that almost 94% of HSS inpatients are likely to recommend the hospital, a leading indicator in patient satisfaction. We are proud that we have been in the 99th percentile on that measure for 22 consecutive quarters (5 1/2 years) when benchmarked against the similar hospitals in the Press Ganey database.

"My surgery was handled in
an extremely organized fashion
and with the comfort of the patient
being the first concern."

- Harry Roscoe, Beacon Falls, CT
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“Magnet” is a national recognition of best nursing practices. Hospitals with Magnet recognition often perform better than the “average” state and national hospitals. As HSS is a Magnet hospital, we seek to compare ourselves to best performing hospitals, which is why we choose Magnet hospitals as a comparison group.

We use Press Ganey to ask each and every patient about their experience at HSS. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) asks a sample of patients nationally about their experiences. While we think asking more patients is a better approach to getting feedback about our care, we also use feedback from the HCAHPS survey to compare our performance and look for opportunities to do better.





Note: Data from Press Ganey Survey. Magnet Hospitals refer to all Magnet designated hospitals in the Press Ganey database.

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