• Ranked #1 in U.S. for Orthopedics (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 25,000 Surgical Procedures Annually
  • Partnered with RVH Solutions to Build eAcademy
  • Exploring International Expansion of eAcademy Programs

Hospital for Special Surgery:
World Leader in Orthopedics & Rheumatology

Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the nation’s oldest orthopedic hospital with more than 25,000 surgical procedures performed annually.

HSS is nationally ranked #1 in orthopedics and #3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2013-2014). HSS selected RVH Solutions to help define their global online education strategy to efficiently and effectively go to market.

Recognizing the growing need for a robust online education program, HSS wanted to leverage its top-tier reputation to create the HSS eAcademy, a premier destination for Orthopedic CME, surgical videos, and other musculoskeletal education. HSS looked to RVH Solutions to advise on its online education strategy and drive growth while maintaining HSS’ longstanding reputation as the “Most Trusted Educator.”

HSS and RVH Solutions worked closely to create HSS’ eAcademy and define a strategy for HSS to grow while maintaining institutional brand integrity. RVH Solutions not only provided the critical technical infrastructure needed to drive eAcademy’s growth, it provided the HSS team with business and staffing planning, marketing, sales strategy and helpdesk support.

These strategies resulted in eAcademy becoming a recognized and trusted destination for education in musculoskeletal health, reaching professionals around the world and becoming a strategic asset and critical piece of HSS’ domestic and international partnerships.


Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is an internationally recognized hospital in New York City that specializes in orthopedic surgery and the treatment of rheumatologic conditions.

Where we are

535 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021


(212) 606-10000