Hospital for Special Surgery named number 1 in orthopedics

Stamford (Conn.) Plus—August 2, 2012

Hospital for Special Surgery, which has an Affiliated Physicians Office in Greenwich, has been named the top hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report in its 2012 “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. This is the third consecutive year Special Surgery has ranked No. 1 in orthopedics. The hospital was also named a leader in rheumatology at No. 3 in the nation. Connecticut residents who don’t wish to travel to New York City can see a doctor at the hospital's Greenwich office. Eighteen specialists in orthopedic surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and physiatry see patients there. Anyone who would like more information can visit: www.HSS.EDU/CT.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized nationally as the best in our specialized fields,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery. “Patients and peers appreciate our commitment to quality and to providing an environment for excellence in patient care and safety.”

U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” is a resource for consumers seeking the highest quality care in 16 medical specialties, according to the publication. With more than 5,000 hospitals evaluated nationwide, rankings are based on reputation and measures of quality, such as patient volumes as well as nursing care and technology services.

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