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 Spine 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™

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022, 2021, 2020)

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 Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2022, 2021, 2020)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

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

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

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

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

6 ratings were better than expected

7 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

2021

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

2020

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

2022, 2021, 2020

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

2021

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

2020

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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87%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

18% 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%85%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%72%66%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%68%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%63%53%

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%66%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%81%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Aug 11 2022

Review for Dr. Positano

Dr. Tassler answered all my questions and concerns. He is a great doctor and I highly recommend him.

Aug 04 2022

Review for Dr. Tassler

Dr. Tassler makes a visit to the ENT a pleasant experience. Besides being a brilliant doctor, he's a very nice person. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Leonard Sweet Aug 04 2022

Review for Dr. Tassler

Dr. Save is a wonderful doctor. He performed emergency surgery on me in the middle of the night. He has a great bedside manner and is very patient. I highly recommend him.

Aug 04 2022

Review for Dr. Save

Saw Dr. Carli for right hip replacement. He took the time to listen and explain everything that would be done. He answered all of my questions about what to expect throughout the entire process. I was so impressed, I returned to have him replace my left hip as well 6 months later.

BrianG Aug 04 2022

Review for Dr. Carli

Location

Hospital For Special Surgery

535 E 70th St, New York NY 10021

CallDirections

(212) 606-1000

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Contact Us

535 E 70th St

New York, NY 10021

Directions

(212) 606-1000