HSS surgeons react to 13th top orthopedic hospital ranking by US News

Carly Behm -  

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery was named the No. 1 hospital for orthopedics for the 13th year in a row by U.S. News & World Report.

The hospital was also named No. 3 in rheumatology nationwide, according to a July 26 news release. U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties for its 2022-23 rankings. HSS outperformed other hospitals in spinal fusion, hip fracture and hip and knee replacements.

In 2021, HSS surgeons completed 36,870 orthopedic procedures, and nearly 446,000 nonsurgical consultations were done by clinicians.

"Our extraordinary focus on musculoskeletal conditions enables us to provide highly specialized, patient-centered care to help people get back to what they need and love to do," Bryan Kelly, MD, the organization's surgeon-in-chief and medical director, said in the release. "A combination of factors has enabled HSS to achieve outstanding outcomes: the highest standards in patient care and safety; our dedication to evidence-based medicine, including advances in technology; our seminal research in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions; and our commitment to training the physicians, surgeons and investigators who will help shape the future of musculoskeletal care."

S. Louis Bridges Jr., MD, PhD, physician-in-chief and chief of rheumatology, said in the release: "We will continue to respond to changes and challenges in healthcare by embracing an integrative care approach that addresses the needs of the whole person. Our goal is to improve our patients' lives with innovative, evidence-based treatments and dedicated research to advance the field."

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