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Newsweek Names HSS World #1 for Orthopedics

In a survey of doctors, health care professionals and hospital managers in over 20 countries worldwide, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been rated the world’s #1 hospital for orthopedics. Conducted by Newsweek and Statista, a global market research and consumer data firm, “The World’s Best Hospitals 2021” report identifies the top 2,000 hospitals in 25 countries and six specialties: cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, and orthopedics.

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.”

More than 40,000 medical experts were invited to participate in the survey, none of whom were permitted to recommend their own hospital. Response options were neither specified nor limited.

“We are honored by this recognition from our peers in all corners of the globe,” said HSS Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director Bryan T. Kelly, MD. “It re-affirms our 158-year commitment to advancing the science and delivery of musculoskeletal care, and to sharing our knowledge through education and collaboration.”

“HSS is a purpose-driven organization, and that purpose is to help people get back to what they need and love to do better than any place in the world,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO at HSS. “This honor adds to our sense of responsibility to continue to earn our leadership position every day, with every patient, and make HSS more accessible to all who can benefit from our care and expertise.”

“World’s Best Hospitals 2021” is an extension and update of the annual ranking first published by Newsweek and Statista in March 2019. The new survey spans the USA, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Israel, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Thailand, Italy, Brazil, India, Spain, Mexico, Poland, Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

About HSS

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.