For the sixth consecutive year, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked the top hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 “Best Hospitals” survey. The hospital was also nationally recognized as a leader in rheumatology, ranking No. 3 in association with New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
“We are honored to receive the top national recognition in orthopedics with unprecedented consistency, which is an indication of our commitment to delivering value to all patients,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS. “And we are proud that HSS is the choice among patients who want to live life to the fullest. Our patients travel for our care from all 50 states and from more than 100 countries worldwide.”
“This accolade is a testament to the work of all HSS staff who help patients get back to their own game of life every day,” added Dr. Todd J. Albert, surgeon-in-chief and medical director of HSS. “The entire clinical process at HSS—and all services we provide for patients—is developed to advance care, research and education in our specialty field of musculoskeletal medicine.”
In 2014, HSS cared for more than 120,000 patients with surgical and nonsurgical services in joint replacement, spine surgery, sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery, pediatric orthopedics, limb lengthening, rheumatology, pain management and osteoporosis. In the past year, the hospital has expanded patient access to care through new Outpatient Centers in Stamford, CT and Paramus, NJ, and an online second opinion service called HSS eConsult.
HSS also provides care to elite, professional and collegiate organizations both locally and around the world, including USA Basketball, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the Brooklyn Nets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, New York Mets and New York Red Bulls, among others. HSS is also the first designated national medical center of the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) National Medical Network.
The HSS Outpatient Center is located at 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Suite 106, in Uniondale. Twenty-one highly-specialized doctors see patients in the Uniondale office, specializing in foot and ankle, hand/upper extremity, hip and knee, joint replacement, pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis, physiatry-focused spine and sports medicine, spine, sports medicine and shoulder surgery, and trauma. The site offers an MRI suite and a special procedures unit. Visit HSS.edu/longisland for more information.
Written by Robin Frank for Hospital for Special Surgery.