Top Orthopedics Locations in NYC

Jennifer Heiner-Pisano
3 min readAug 9


A passionate running enthusiast in Teaneck, Jennifer Heiner serves as a retail director for a New Jersey running company. Outside of the professional arena, Jennifer Heiner belongs to multiple running organizations including the New York Flyers. Welcoming runners of all skill levels and abilities, the New York Flyers regularly sponsors programs and initiatives to help members in areas that range from marathon training to coached speed work. The organization has recently provided two different virtual training programs through its Run SMART Project. Despite its name, the 2020 Summer/Fall Marathon Training Program provided virtual training for general fitness needs and 5k or 10k speed improvement as well as half-marathon or full marathon completion.

The program culminated in an optional virtual half-marathon or full marathon on October 31st. The New York Flyers Run SMART Project also recently offered its 2021 Winter Training Program on a virtual basis. Both of these programs feature a 16-week training plan and ongoing coaching support that includes weekly phone calls and monthly video conference workshops.

Unfortunately, Jennifer Heiner-Pisano has experienced her fair share of sports related injuries, mostly due to congenital defects but also exacerbated by running. Recently, Hospital for Special Surgery was again ranked the top orthopedic hospital in the country.

Hospital for Special Surgery named best US hospital for orthopedic care (

Hospital for Special Surgery named best US hospital for orthopedic care


Key takeaways:

  • Hospital for Special Surgery was named the top U.S. hospital for orthopedic care in 2023 to 2024.
  • The New York hospital tops the rankings for the 14th straight year.

For the 14th straight year, Hospital for Special Surgery has been named the top hospital in the United States for orthopedic care, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey.

With a specialty score of 100 out of 100, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City topped the annual Best Hospitals for Orthopedics rankings, which included 1,681 hospitals and ranked the top 50 that see challenging orthopedic patients for spinal surgery, fusion, limb, joint and other musculoskeletal and connective tissue care.

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) was followed by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and New York — Presbyterian Hospital — Columbia and Cornell, to round out the top five in orthopedics rankings.

“A recent survey of U.S. News users revealed more than four in five (84%) consider a hospital’s quality metrics to be important factors when deciding where to seek treatment for a serious medical issue,” Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News, said in the release. “Consumers want useful resources to help them assess which hospital can best meet their specific care needs. The 2023 [to] 2024 Best Hospitals rankings offer patients and the physicians with whom they consult a data-driven source for comparing performance in outcomes, patient satisfaction and other metrics that matter to them,” Harder added.

“This U.S. News analysis validates that we are providing the highest quality care in fields that are advancing steadily,” Louis A. Shapiro, CEO of HSS, said in a hospital press release. “We remain at the top by setting a higher standard for ourselves in every aspect of what we do, from patient care to quality to culture and beyond. Every single member of the HSS team plays a vital role,” he said.

To see the complete 2023 to 2024 rankings and methodologies, go to



Jennifer Heiner-Pisano

A six time marathon competitor, Jennifer Heiner-Pisano volunteers with the New York Road Runners and enjoys all aspects of the running experience.