About HSS

Ratings, Rankings & Recognition

No. 1 ranking as the best hospital for orthopedics and No. 2 for rheumatology in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, (2016-2017).
Becker's Hospital Review recognized Hospital for Special Surgery on the following lists: 100 great healthcare leaders to know (2017), 100 Great Hospitals in America (2016 & 2017), 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs (2015).
Received nursing excellence recognition for a fourth consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (2016). HSS is the only hospital in New York State to achieve this recognition four times in a row.

ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Organizations that achieve Magnet recognition are part of an esteemed group that demonstrates superior nursing practices and outcomes.
HSS is profiled in the 2017 Report to the Nation. HSS is proud to be a recipient of the Healthgrades® Joint Replacement Excellence Award ™ (2015-2017); a recipient of the Healthgrades Spine Surgery Excellence Award ™ (2015-2017); a five-star recipient for Total Hip Replacement (2008-2017), a five-star recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery (2015-2017), a five-star recipient for Back Surgery (2016-2017) and according to Healthgrades one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery (2015-2017).
CareChex® - an information service of Quantros, Inc., ranked HSS No.1 in the nation for medical excellence in both major orthopedic surgery and joint replacement for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016).
Hospital for Special Surgery has been designated a leader in LGBT healthcare equality for the second year in a row (2015-2016).
Hospital for Special Surgery received the nation's first Excellence in Spiritual Care Award from the Healthcare Chaplaincy Network™ (2015).
Hospital for Special Surgery sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients for patient experience, during each reporting period from May 2013 - April 2014.
Press Ganey, a nationally recognized private company that measures patient satisfaction, has named HSS a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for the fourth consecutive year for delivering outstanding service for inpatients (2013-2016)SM
HSS has been a recipient of the Gallup Great Workplace Award for two consecutive years (2012 & 2013).
Recognized by Castle Connolly for identifying Top Doctors nationally and regionally (2015-2016).
HSS named top Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in the U.S. by clinical training reputation (2015-2017).
On New York Magazine's Best Doctors list (2015).
Hospital for Special Surgery ranked No. 8 among the top ten hospitals for patient sentiment according to CrowdClinical (2015).
Rated 4.7 of 5 (2015).