The nation’s best orthopedic hospital celebrates one year in Florida


HSS Florida offers surgical and non-surgical expertise for conditions such as joint pain, sports trauma and injury, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, and conditions of the hand, upper limb, foot and ankle for pediatric and adult patients – including professionals and young athletes.

“HSS Florida is an example of demonstrating new ways in which we are making the highest quality care more accessible to people who seek a better quality of life through better quality of movement,” said Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO of HSS. “For many years Florida the residents visited new York for RSS care, but the enthusiastic welcome in our Florida the location is even bigger than expected. “

In addition to comprehensive clinical orthopedic care, advanced on-site diagnostic and imaging services, physiotherapy, and performance testing, HSS Florida launched an outpatient total joint replacement program in June as many Americans remained concerned about exposure to COVID-19. This surgical service offers highly personalized and comprehensive treatment without the need to spend time in the hospital, often allowing patients to return home just hours after surgery.

HSS Florida has also expanded its list of top medical talent with the addition of Martin W. Roche, MD, certified orthopedic surgeon and pioneer in complex knee reconstruction. Dr Roche joined HSS Florida earlier this month and will lead the Hip and Knee Replacement Program as Director of Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery.

“HSS Florida is a world-class center of excellence, emulating HSS in every way, from its highly trained physicians, state-of-the-art equipment and remarkable techniques to the truly personalized patient experience,” said David W. Altchek, MD, founding medical director of HSS Florida. “We look forward to continuing to serve the increasingly active community in Florida, advancing their musculoskeletal health and helping them move better and live better. “

HSS Enterprise Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer Justin oppenheimer noted that HSS Florida is part of a growing national ecosystem. “We are expanding our physical and digital reach to increase the impact of RSS across the country.”

HSS Florida Main Campus is located at 300 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in Palme West Beach. For more information on HSS Florida or to make an appointment, visit or call 561-657-4600.

About HSS

HSS is the world’s first academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At the base is the Hospital for Special Surgery, ranked nationally # 1 in orthopedics (for the 11th consecutive year), # 4 in rheumatology by US News & World Report (2020-2021) and named a leader in orthopedics. pediatric by the United States. List of News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” (2020-2021). HSS is ranked # 1 worldwide in orthopedics by Newsweek (2020-2021). Founded in 1863, the hospital has the nation’s lowest complication and readmission rates for orthopedics, and among the lowest infection rates. HSS was the first to New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four times in a row. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. A subsidiary of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long island and Westchester County regions of New York State, As well as inside Florida. In addition to patient care, HSS is a leader in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members who are dedicated to the advancement of musculoskeletal health through the prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was established in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapies and devices. The HSS Education Institute is a trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal knowledge and research for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, university interns, and consumers in more than 130 countries. The institution works with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely available nationally and internationally.

SOURCE Special Surgery Hospital


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