New York, NY—July 15, 2014
Once again, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report in its 2014 “Best Hospitals” survey. The hospital is also nationally ranked No. 3 in rheumatology, in association with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
“We are honored to be recognized nationally as the best in our specialized field for the fifth consecutive year,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery. “The entire HSS family consistently meets and exceeds the high standards that we set for ourselves; providing compassionate care with unsurpassed excellence. Patients from 105 countries have travelled to Hospital for Special Surgery for their treatment because of our unmatched commitment to quality care, safety, and results.”
Last year, more than 29,000 surgeries were performed at HSS. Areas of expertise include joint replacement, spine surgery, sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery, limb lengthening and osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Additionally, the hospital has established a number of specialty centers including innovative centers for Women’s Sports Medicine, Hip Pain and Preservation, Osteoporosis Prevention, and Computer Assisted Surgery, as well as the newly opened Lerner Children’s Pavilion. Other special services include the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research, the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease, the Gosden-Robinson Inflammatory Arthritis Center, and the Center for Skeletal Dysplasias.
“It is a tremendous honor for me to be part of a hospital that offers extraordinary care for patients who are eager to return to their active lives,” said Todd J. Albert, M.D., the new surgeon-in-chief and medical director of Hospital for Special Surgery. “Our laser-like focus on musculoskeletal medicine ensures an exceptional patient experience and the best outcomes for whatever procedure or treatment patients may receive. Our challenge now is to continue to build on this success and recognition and continue to find new ways to improve the lives of our patients every day.”
Major professional sports team organizations continue to choose physicians from Hospital for Special Surgery's Sports Medicine Service as a Center of Excellence and to oversee care in official capacities. These include the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Knicks, New York Liberty Basketball and New York Red Bulls Soccer. HSS is also designated as the first National Medical Center of the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) National Medical Network.
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About HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. People from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The culture of innovation is accelerating at HSS as 130 new idea submissions were made to the Global Innovation Institute in 2017 (almost 3x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on the topic on musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.