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About HSS

HSS Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values

Our Purpose is why we exist, our Mission defines us and our Vision helps shape our future.


To help people get back to what they need and love to do better than any other place in the world.


To provide the highest quality patient care, improve mobility and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology and their related disciplines through research and education.


To lead the world as the most innovative source of medical care, the premier research institution and the most trusted educator in the fields of orthopedics, rheumatology and their related disciplines.


Our Values are the fundamental beliefs that guide us in everything we do.


  • Diversity
    We are committed to an environment of respect, equitable treatment and opportunity for our patients, employees and communities.
  • Excellence
    We set and continually raise the bar on all that we do.
  • Gratitude
    We express appreciation every day, through words and actions, for the opportunity to serve our patients, our community and each other.
  • Innovation
    We support an environment that fosters new ideas and new approaches in everything we do.
  • Integrity
    We take pride in maintaining the highest levels of personal and professional conduct.
  • Passion
    We bring energy, commitment and enthusiasm to our work everyday.
  • Teamwork
    We participate fully as members of our team, respecting, supporting and empowering one another.