New York, NY—August 14, 2018
For the ninth consecutive year, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report "Best Hospitals 2018-2019" survey. HSS was also recognized as a leader in the field of rheumatology, maintaining the No. 3 ranking in the country. This is the 27th consecutive year HSS has been among the top rated hospitals.
"We are fully committed to our singular focus on musculoskeletal health which allows us to not only provide the highest quality of care and value but also to be a leader in the field through innovation," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS. "We are invested in helping people move better so they can live better."
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.
"Whether it’s a routine or complex case, our patients benefit from highly specialized physicians with the shared goal of delivering an unmatched level of personalized care to each patient," said Todd J. Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief and medical director of HSS. "It is truly an honor to be a part of such a dedicated, patient-centric medical staff."
In 2017, HSS cared for over 135,000 pediatric and adult patients surgically and non-surgically for conditions including joint pain, trauma and sports injuries, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain and spinal disorders, and conditions of the hand and upper extremity, and foot and ankle.
"Rheumatic and autoimmune diseases often present as diagnostic puzzles, and medical management can be challenging," said Mary K. Crow, MD, physician-in-chief and chief of the Division of Rheumatology. "The chronic nature of these disorders requires sustained attention and a personal approach to care. I am regularly impressed at the level of specialized expertise that our outstanding rheumatologists provide for these complex patients and the coordinated teamwork and commitment of our HSS staff that optimizes patient outcomes and quality of life."
HSS also provides care to elite, professional and collegiate athletes and organizations around the world, including USA Basketball, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), UFC, the Brooklyn Nets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Mets and New York Red Bulls, among others.