Nursing Excellence Recognized at Hospital for Special Surgery For a Third Consecutive Time

New York—November 16, 2011 

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) today announced that Hospital for Special Surgery in New York has received its third Magnet designation, a status shared by only a select group across the country. This honor makes the hospital the first in New York State to achieve this third consecutive designation.

Accepted throughout the healthcare industry as the gold standard for nursing, the Magnet program recognizes healthcare institutions that epitomize outstanding quality and professionalism and adhere to and exceed national nursing standards. In recent years, the ANCC implemented even stricter designation criteria, making this year’s Magnet designation especially significant.

“This Magnet recognition highlights the extraordinary skill and compassion of our nursing staff and exemplifies the commitment of everyone at HSS to providing patients with an unsurpassed experience while in our care,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and chief executive officer at Hospital for Special Surgery.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 2 in rheumatology, No. 19 in neurology, and No. 16 in geriatrics by U.S.News & World Report (2011-12), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. 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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