About HSS

Ranked No. 1 for Orthopedics in the Nation

More patients are turning to Hospital for Special Surgery for orthopedic and rheumatologic care. It's easy to see why.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Hospital for Special Surgery No. 1 in the nation for orthopedics and #2 for rheumatology. Read our press release.

With a U.S. News overall score of 100 out of 100 for orthopedics, the next highest hospitals scored 89.5 and 73.1. We stand out in a company of peers. These rankings are based on the following measures of quality.

Reputation with Specialists

Specialists are asked where they would send their patients with complex cases. They named us as the best in our specialty for difficult cases with a 'Strong' score of 44.2% out of a possible 49.9%.

Patient Safety

We work non-stop to prevent medical error and achieved a 'High' ranking for our success in keeping patients safe.

Patient Volume

The number of surgeries performed is an indication of experience. We topped the chart with the highest number of surgeries or procedures performed.


Magnet designation is a mark of nursing excellence. We are the only hospital in New York State to earn this distinction three consecutive times.

As others have chosen Hospital for Special Surgery, you also have access to the best hospital with outstanding doctors and nurses. HSS accepts most major insurance plans. If you have questions about your insurance coverage, visit our Insurance Advisory Service. A complement of physicians within each specialty area also accepts most major insurance plans. To find a physician who accepts your plan, contact our Physician Referral Service.