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Hospital for Special Surgery Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report
Date:7/10/2008

Retains Acclaim as 'America's Best Hospital for Orthopedics'

NEW YORK, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second straight year, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been named the top hospital in the nation in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report in its 2008 "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Hospital for Special Surgery also ranked fourth in the nation for rheumatology. For the 18th consecutive year, HSS has ranked above all other hospitals in the Northeast in orthopedics and rheumatology.

"We are deeply honored to be named 'America's Best Hospital' in Orthopedics for the second consecutive year," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery. "Working together, each member of the hospital staff meets and exceeds the high standards that we set for ourselves, which translates into the excellent care and experience that HSS provides for our patients."

Thomas P. Sculco, M.D., surgeon-in-chief of Hospital for Special Surgery adds, "This accomplishment reflects a true commitment to excellence by our medical staff. Their skill, talent and dedication in providing the best for our patients have led to this wonderful recognition. At HSS, we are committed to advancing the research and education needed to continually improve our patient care."

To further demonstrate Hospital for Special Surgery's leadership in orthopedics, the hospital's sports medicine expertise is featured in an exclusive news video on U.S. News's Web site. The video depicts the process of ACL surgery on a young athlete and follows several patients during their post-surgery rehabilitation process.

Currently, physicians from HSS Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service perform in official capacities for major professional sports teams including the Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Football Giants, New York Mets, New York Knicks, Nets Basketball, New York Liberty Basketball, and New York Red Bulls Soccer. In addition, HSS sports medicine
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