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.

  • 364,240

    outpatients visits*

  • 30,885

    surgeries (2016)

  • 215

    licensed beds

  • 36

    operating rooms

  • 333

    active medical staff

  • 102


  • 71


  • 46


  • 244

    advanced practice providers**

  • 4,175

    full-time equivalent employees (2015)***

  • $989M

    hospital operating expense budget, excluding research

  • $41M

    research operations budget

  • $174M

    HSS endowment

  • $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. 2 for rheumatology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2016-17 rankings. HSS has been top-ranked in orthopedics and rheumatology for 25 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 first National Medical Center of the United States Olympic Committee's National Medical Network, treating Team USA athletes.

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


In 2015, the HSS International Center assisted over 1,000 patients from 75 countries.


HSS eAcademy®, the digital education platform for professionals, has grown its presence to 11,000 members worldwide, with international engagement from 136 countries.

  unique visitors

Our website, www.hss.edu, received a record 6.6 million unique visitors in 2016.


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


The hospital’s Back in the Game online forum features more than 1,600 orthopedic and rheumatologic patient stories from all over the world.

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.

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.