HSS Named to Newsweek’s “World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2021” Ranking
The inaugural list recognizes hospitals across the globe for their leadership and innovation to advance patient care
In an international survey of hospital managers and professionals with a background in healthcare technology, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is recognized as a provider committed to innovation and discovery to advance patient care. Conducted by Newsweek and Statista, a global market research and consumer data firm, the inaugural “World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2021” list acknowledges 250 hospitals across the globe as leaders in the field in five categories: Digital Surgery, Digital Imaging, Artificial Intelligence, Telehealth and Electronic Medical Records.
More than 13,000 responses were collected and the nominated hospitals were thoroughly investigated and validated by the research team.
“This recognition exhibits the dedication of our researchers and clinicians to further advancing quality, value and impact of care,” said HSS Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director Bryan T. Kelly, MD. “The advanced technologies we employ every day to improve treatment methods will yield better patient outcomes.”
“Recent times have provided HSS with an opportunity to transform how we deliver care, particularly on the digital front,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO at HSS. “This honor underscores our sense of responsibility to create enhanced, state-of-the-art possibilities for our patients and other providers.”
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the 14th consecutive year), No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2023-2024), and the best pediatric orthopedic hospital in NY, NJ and CT by U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” list (2023-2024). In a survey of medical professionals in more than 20 countries by Newsweek, HSS is ranked world #1 in orthopedics for a fourth consecutive year (2023). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has the lowest readmission rates in the nation for orthopedics, and among the lowest infection and complication rates. HSS was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center five consecutive times. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State, as well as in Florida. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. In addition, more than 200 HSS clinical investigators are working to improve patient outcomes through better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat orthopedic, rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The HSS Innovation Institute works to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The HSS Education Institute is a trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal knowledge and research for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, academic trainees, and consumers in more than 165 countries. The institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally. www.hss.edu.