Community Outreach

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 – 2014 Report

Download the 2014 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 2013-2017
Year 1 Update

Download the Community Service Plan Year 1 Update(.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)

If you have any questions or comments about the
2013 Community Health Needs Assessment Report and Implementation Plan please click here.

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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Now Available:

Anatomy of a Hospital Cover

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.

Current Service Plan (pdfs) 

Community Access to World-Class Care

Shown at the 2009 Benefit Gala