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About HSS

Facts at a Glance

  • 404,756

    outpatient visits*

  • 31,424


  • 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 (2016-2017 academic year)

** 2016-2017 academic year

† 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.

Nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). HSS has been among the top-ranked hospitals for orthopedics and rheumatology for 27 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 nine consecutive years.

In the 99th percentile rank for "likelihood to recommend" for 40 consecutive quarters (10 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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1200 patients

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

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15,000 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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5,713,000 unique visitors

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

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10,000 accounts

More than 100,000 patients have activated an account on MyHSS, HSS’s secure portal that allows patients to access medical information online.

2,000 stories

The hospital’s Back in the Game online forum features more than 2,000 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.