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About HSS

Ratings, Rankings & Recognition

HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). HSS is the only New York hospital nationally ranked No. 1 in any specialty in 2018 and has been top-ranked in orthopedics and rheumatology for 27 consecutive years.
The HSS Lerner Children's Pavilion is nationally ranked as a best children's hospital for pediatric orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report, (2018-2019).
Becker's Hospital Review recognized Hospital for Special Surgery on the following lists: 100 great healthcare leaders to know (2017, 2018), 100 Great Hospitals in America (2016-2018), 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs (2015, 2017).
Received nursing excellence recognition for a fourth consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (2002, 2007, 2011, 2016). HSS is the first hospital in New York State to achieve this recognition and the first to receive it 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.
CareChex® - an information service of Quantros, Inc., ranked HSS No.1 in the United States for medical excellence in both major orthopedic surgery and joint replacement for five consecutive years (2014-2018).
Hospital for Special Surgery has been designated a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality for the fourth year in a row (2015-2018).
Press Ganey, a nationally recognized private company that helps healthcare institutions measure the patient experience, has named HSS a 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for the 5th consecutive year for delivering outstanding service for inpatients (2013-2017).
HSS was awarded HIMSS Stage 7 inpatient certification for advanced electronic medical record (EMR) adoption by HIMSS Analytics, a trusted healthcare research and advisory firm that promotes information technology standards and adoption. Less than 5 percent of hospitals in the US and less than 1 percent of hospitals worldwide are awarded Stage 7.
HSS has been named a recipient of the inaugural Employer of Excellence Award by the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ (AAPA) Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) (2018).
Hospital for Special Surgery received the first national Excellence in Spiritual Care Award from the Healthcare Chaplaincy Network™ (2015).
HSS has been a two-time recipient of the Gallup Great Workplace Award (2012, 2013).
HSS named top Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in the U.S. by clinical training reputation (2015-2018).
HSS physicians recognized by Castle Connolly as Top Doctors nationally and regionally (2002-2018).
HSS physicians recognized on New York Magazine's Best Doctors list (2002-2018).
Rated 4.8 of 5 (2018).