New York, NY—July 2, 2004
For the 14th year in a row, the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Manhattan 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 have always focused our efforts on consistently providing the finest, most advanced care available as well as doing pioneering research in our field. We are very pleased to continue to receive this recognition," commented John R. Reynolds, President and CEO.
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.
Founded in 1863, the Hospital for Special Surgery is the world's leading orthopedic, rheumatologic and rehabilitation specialty hospital. HSS was awarded Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, HSS provides orthopaedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center. All HSS medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Its Research Institute is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. The hospital is located on the upper East Side in New York City. To learn more about HSS, click on to their website at http://www.hss.edu
Its Sports Medicine Center physicians are associated with major professional sports teams including the New York Giants, the Association of Tennis Professionals, New York Power Soccer Team and the U.S. Rowing Team. Two of these physicians will serve on the U.S. Olympic Committee Medical Staff for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
HSS opened the first Centers for Osteoporosis Prevention and Women's Sports Medicine. Other special services include the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research, Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease, the Alberto Vilar Hand & Upper Extremity Research Center, and the Pediatric Outreach Program.
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 www.hss.edu.