Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) tops U.S. News & World Reports’ list of “Best Hospitals 2016-2017,” ranking nationally for orthopedics for the seventh consecutive year.

To compile its rankings, U.S. News & World Report evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide in 16 adult specialties. In most of these specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals.

“We are proud to be recognized as the leader in orthopedics with unparalleled consistency,” says Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS, in a media release.

“HSS is committed to delivering the finest care in the world to patients who want to return to doing the things they love most reliably and efficiently. Our singular focus on musculoskeletal health uniquely enables us to continuously raise the highest standards of quality, performance and value,” he adds.

The academic medical center, located in New York City, is focused on musculoskeletal health. In 2015, HSS cared for more than 150,000 pediatric and adult patients with both surgical and non-surgical needs such as joint pain, trauma and sports injuries, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain and spinal disorders, and conditions of the hand and upper extremity, and foot and ankle, according to the release.

It also provides care to elite professional and collegiate athletes and organizations around the world.

For more information, visit Hospital for Special Surgery.

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