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HSS and CA Technologies

About Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-18), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. image of Hospital for Special Surgery The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. HSS provides care for several collegiate and professional sports teams including the New York Giants, the New York Mets, the New York Knicks, the New York Liberty, Nets Basketball, and the New York Red Bulls. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City. Learn more about HSS.

Children's Pavilion at HSS

Currently under development, the new Children’s Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery will provide a unique, family-centered environment to support the recovery and well-being of each child in our care. The new Children’s Pavilion will welcome families with its whimsical design and encourage children to engage in their physical surroundings. The Children's Pavilion will bring together the knowledge and expertise of our specialty-trained team of pediatric orthopedists, rheumatologists, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurses, social workers, and therapists (physical, occupational, speech).

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CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center

The new CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at the Children's Pavilion will occupy more than 7,000 square feet on the 9th floor, more than doubling its current size. The CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center will feature an expanded pediatric gym, as well as dedicated space for early intervention services—diagnosis of developmental delays and specialized care for infants and toddlers from birth to three years with disabilities. Additional floor space will enable parents and families to actively participate in their child’s therapy and interact closely with the therapists. We anticipate that construction of the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center will be completed by mid-2011. Learn more about pediatric rehabilitation services.

Pediatric Services

Pediatric services staff members Hospital for Special Surgery is a center of excellence in the care of children with orthopedic and rheumatic disorders. From infants to adolescents, our commitment to improving the lives of young people with complex musculoskeletal conditions is world renowned with more than 12,000 patient visits to HSS each year.

Through a comprehensive approach to care, including the work of healthcare practitioners across a wide range of disciplines, pediatric specialists at HSS are able to offer high-level treatment while gaining unprecedented knowledge about the disabilities and chronic conditions that impact thousands of youngsters. Pediatric patients benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a multidisciplinary team, including pediatric orthopedists, pediatric rheumatologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatricians, radiologists, nurses, social workers, case managers, and therapists (physical, occupational, and speech). Learn more about the conditions we treat.

Pediatric eNewsletter

The Lerner Children’s Pavilion has launched this publication to share our expertise with parents, teachers, coaches, and others who care about children’s health. Articles will address a host of topics, including sports injury prevention, nutrition, and concussion management. View the publication online.

Events, Classes and Programs

yoga practice Hospital for Special Surgery 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.

HSS provides programs geared specifically to meet the needs of children in New York City including our Pediatric Outreach Program which has screened thousands of children for musculoskeletal conditions. Learn more about our pediatric education programs.

HSS sends out a monthly e-Newsletter that highlights new condition articles and videos, patient and public education programs, clinical trials and events. Sign-up for the HSS newsletter.

Support Programs

If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis, osteoporosis, or scleroderma, our social support programs can help. These programs are available to HSS patients and are often available to the public. Learn more about support programs.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hospital for Special Surgery offers interesting and rewarding volunteer experiences in several exciting and challenging areas. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Patient Stories

Patients who come to Hospital for Special Surgery for their care find an extraordinary team of physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other health professionals who help them on the road to recovery. It is a road that is often filled with twists and turns as they try to determine the cause of unusual symptoms, reconstruct a hip shattered in an accident, or help a child learn to walk who never has. See their stories

Physician Referral Service

The HSS Physician Referral Service is designed to ensure that patients are connected with the physician that best meets their medical needs at Hospital for Special Surgery. The service is staffed by highly skilled professionals, who are knowledgeable about the capabilities of the hospital and all the physicians in the program.

For more information or to make an appointment:
Call 1.877.606.1555 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm ET) or Request an appointment online