Hospital for Special Surgery Ranked No. 1 in Orthopedics & Rheumatology in Northeast

New York, NY—July 12, 2002

For the 12th year in a row, Hospital for Special Surgery has been ranked No. 1 in the Northeast in Orthopedics and Rheumatology in U.S.News & World Report’s latest “America’s Best Hospitals” publication. Dedicated exclusively to orthopedics and rheumatology, HSS is the only hospital in the New York Metropolitan area to rank in the top ten nationwide in these specialties.

“At Hospital for Special Surgery, we focus all of our efforts on consistently providing the finest, most advanced care available. We are very pleased to continue to receive this recognition,” commented John R. Reynolds, President and CEO.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is the only hospital in the United States ranked above Hospital for Special Surgery in the field of Orthopedics. HSS is ranked number 3 nationally in Rheumatology, following the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” is a resource for consumers seeking the highest quality care in 17 medical specialties. Sifting through more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide, rankings are based on reputation and other medical information, such as the latest technology available to patients, nursing care and mortality rates.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is 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. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at


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