HSS Remains #1 in the World for Orthopedics
According to Survey of Medical Professionals in Over 20 Countries
HSS has been rated the world’s #1 hospital for orthopedics for two consecutive years, based on a survey of doctors, health care professionals and hospital managers in over 20 countries worldwide.
Conducted by Newsweek and Statista, a global market research and consumer data firm, the “World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022” report identifies the top hospitals globally across 10 specialties: cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology, and pediatrics.
Newsweek and Statista note that “(specialized) hospitals are often at the forefront of scientific development in their medical fields and excel in certain surgeries or procedures which lead other hospitals or doctors to transfer their patients to these facilities to get the best treatment.”
According to Newsweek, this ranking aims to serve as a methodologically sound international ranking of specialized hospitals by medical fields and to help people know which hospitals have the most accomplished physicians and diagnosticians and offer the highest level of care.
“It is a tremendous honor to be acknowledged by our peers as the global leader in orthopedics,” said Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA, surgeon-in-chief and medical director at HSS. “This recognition underscores the responsibility we have to continue advancing the field of musculoskeletal health through world-class patient care, innovation, education and research.”
“Choosing a health care provider is a major decision, and authoritative rankings help patients make better informed choices,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO at HSS. “HSS is driven by our mission to help people get back to what they love to do better than any other place in the world, and we will continue to strive to make high-quality care accessible to all.”
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.