Hospital For Special Surgery

91%

Patients that would definitely recommend
21% higher than the national average


Hospital For Special Surgery is a medical facility located in New York, NY. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

6 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

7 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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89%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
20% higher than the national average

91%

Would definitely recommend
21% higher than the national average

Hospital For Special Surgery

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%86%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%87%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%69%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%92%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%62%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%76%66%

Hospital For Special Surgery

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%60%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%82%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

excellent

Vik V. Jul 21 2021

Review for Dr. Landsman

Excellent results from my Total Knee Replacement that Dr. Wang did April 28, 2021 Great bedside manor, great staff, and he has Great skills. Very compassionate and a great listener who answered all of my questions!

Thomas Monticello Jul 21 2021

Review for Dr. Wang

Fantastic doctor. Not only was he a "10" as a surgeon, but he was caring & listened. Did an anterior hip joint replacement on my husband a yr. ago and we can't say enough good things about it. We were truly blessed to have found Dr. Waddell & we wish him the best.

Susan Wallace on behalf of James Wallace Jul 17 2021

Review for Dr. Waddell

I had very unpleasant experiences with Dr Lingor. during the office visit, he always seems in a rush and didn't pay much attention to my case at all. I don't feel he care much about his patient.

Jul 16 2021

Review for Dr. Lingor

Dr Tassler immediately calmed my fears and had a thorough knowledge of my previous records. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Rosemary Luciano Iaboni Jul 16 2021

Review for Dr. Tassler

Location

Hospital For Special Surgery

535 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021

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