About HSS

Ratings, Rankings & Recognition

No. 1 ranking as the Best Hospital for orthopedics and No. 2 for rheumatology in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, (2016-2017).
Becker's Hospital Review recognized Hospital for Special Surgery on the following lists: 100 Great Hospitals in America (2016); 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs; and 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.
One of Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ for 2 years in a row (2015-2016) Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row (2015-2016) Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 9 Years in a Row (2008-2016).
CareChex®, A Division of COMPARION® ranked Hospital for Special Surgery 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.
Recipient of the Guardian of Excellence AwardSM three years in a row, 2013-2015.
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).
Top Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program on Doximity's Residency Navigator (2015-2016).
On the New York Magazine 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).