For the 11th year in a row, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2020-2021” survey, it reports.

HSS is also recognized as a leader in rheumatology, earning the No 4 national ranking. It is the reportedly the highest-ranked hospital in New York for rheumatology.

This is the 29th consecutive year that HSS has been among the top-ranked hospitals. Recently, the HSS Lerner Children’s Pavilion was the only non-full service dedicated hospital to be recognized as a national leader in the pediatric orthopedics top 50 ranking, HSS notes in a news release.

“To be recognized for the 11th straight year is a tribute to the extraordinary skill, dedication and compassion of almost 6,000 individuals who provide or support care at HSS. It is also a great service to consumers who are trying to make better healthcare choices based on quality and reliability.”

— Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HS

In 2019, HSS cared for nearly 152,000 pediatric and adult patients surgically and non-surgically for conditions including joint pain, trauma and sports injuries, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, spinal disorders and conditions of the hand, upper extremities, foot and ankle.

“A distinguishing characteristic of HSS is that we are focused solely on musculoskeletal care – surgeons, physicians and care providers are highly specialized in their respective individual areas. Every patient who walks in the door is provided with a truly personalized experience and this commitment to care yields extraordinary patient outcomes.”

— Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA, surgeon-in-chief and medical director of HSS

For the 2020-2021 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties as well as 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

“An important aspect of the care HSS provides is rheumatology services for those with autoimmune diseases. Our rheumatologists and scientists are steadfast in their efforts not only to provide the highest-quality ongoing care to patients, but to improve patient outcomes for these conditions through research into new treatment approaches.” 

— Mary K. Crow, MD, physician-in-chief and chief of the Division of Rheumatology

Additionally, HSS provides care to professional, collegiate and amateur athletes and organizations around the world, including USA Basketball, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), UFC, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Giants, the New York Knicks, the New York Mets and the New York Red Bulls, among others.

[Source(s): Hospital for Special Surgery, PR Newswire]

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