About HSS

Facts at a Glance

 

Hospital for Special Surgery is a one-of-a-kind organization dedicated to musculoskeletal health, with a culture that reflects the passion and commitment of all members of the HSS family. Founded in 1863, HSS is America’s longest-established orthopedic hospital. It is the world’s largest academic medical center dedicated to orthopedics, rheumatology, and related specialties.

  • Outpatient visits icon

    364,240

    outpatients visits*

  • Surgeries icon

    30,885

    surgeries (2016)

  • Licensed beds icon

    215

    licensed beds

  • Operating rooms icon

    36

    operating rooms

  • Active medical staff icon

    333

    active medical staff

  • Scientists icon

    102

    scientists

  • Fellows icon

    71

    fellows

  • Residents icon

    46

    residents

  • Advanced practice providers icon

    244

    advanced practice providers**

  • Full-time equivalent employees icon

    4,175

    full-time equivalent employees (2015)***

  • Hospital operating expense icon

    $989M

    hospital operating expense budget, excluding research

  • Research operations budget icon

    $41M

    research operations budget

  • HSS endowment icon

    $174M

    HSS endowment

  • NIH funding icon

    $38M

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for research studies

* outpatient visits to rheumatologists, physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and other specialists (2015)

** 175 PAs, 53 NPs, 16 CRNAs

*** Includes physicians and their staff

HSS is...

America's longest-established orthopedic hospital (est. 1863) and the world's largest academic medical center dedicated exclusively to orthopedics, rheumatology, and related specialties.


Ranked No. 1 in United States for orthopedics and No. 3 for rheumatology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2017-18 rankings. HSS has been among the top-ranked hospitals for orthopedics and rheumatology for 26 consecutive years.


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.


The only hospital in New York State with a statistically significant lower surgical site infection rate for hip replacement, compared to the state average. It has maintained this status for seven consecutive years.


In the 99th percentile rank for "likelihood to recommend" for 34 consecutive quarters (8 1/2 years) when benchmarked against the high-performing Magnet peer group.


Ranked No. 1 in both reputation and research output by the professional healthcare network Doximity for its Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program.


Global Reach and Access

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  patients

In 2017, the HSS International Center assisted over 1,200 patients from 80 countries.


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  members

HSS eAcademy®, the digital education platform for professionals, has grown its presence to 15,000 members worldwide, with international engagement from 110 countries.


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  unique visitors

Our website, www.hss.edu, received 5.7 million unique visitors in 2017.


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  accounts

Within the first six months of its launch, nearly 25,000 patients activated secure online medical accounts on MyHSS.


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  stories

The hospital’s Back in the Game online forum features more than 1,700 orthopedic and rheumatologic patient stories from all over the world.


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HSS eConsult

HSS eConsult provides access to a medical opinion from an HSS expert without the need to travel to a Hospital for Special Surgery location.


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HSS Health Network

HSS has outpatient, integrative, and rehabilitative care offices in midtown Manhattan, Long lsland, Queens, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida. HSS Sports Rehab at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT, is provided in collaboration with Stamford Health.