Hospital for Special Surgery Ranked No. 2 in Orthopedics and No. 3 in Rheumatology by U.S. News and World Report

Ranked above all other Northeast hospitals in its specialties; Only NYC hospital in top 10 in both specialties

New York, NY—July 8, 2005

The 2005 U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" issue has ranked New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) No. 2 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology. For the 15th consecutive year, HSS has ranked above all other hospitals in the Northeast in orthopedics and rheumatology; it is the only New York metropolitan area hospital ranked in the top ten nationwide in these specialties. HSS also ranked 18th in neurology & neurosurgery and 47th in geriatrics.

"Hospital for Special Surgery has always focused on providing our patients with the highest quality care. We work to advance the science of medicine in our specialties by conducting pioneering research. We are very pleased to receive this important recognition once again," said John R. Reynolds, president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery.

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 qualifying hospitals nationwide, rankings are based on reputation and other medical information, such as the latest technology services, nursing care and mortality rates.

Surgeons at HSS perform more than 16,000 orthopedic surgeries per year. Its Sports Medicine Center physicians are associated with major professional sports teams including the New York Mets, New York Giants, the Association of Tennis Professionals, New York Liberty Basketball and the U.S. Rowing Team. Additionally, the hospital has established a number of specialty centers including 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 Gosden Robinson Early Arthritis Center and the Sports Medicine Institute for Young Athletes.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading 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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