Specialty Hospitals: The Best and the Brightest

Specialty Hospitals: The Best and the Brightest


With just over 100 designated “Specialty Hospitals” in the United States, the pressure is on to not only stand out amongst your peers, but also alongside hundreds of other “General Hospitals” that may have strong specialty departments. While the debate of Specialty vs. General is still going strong, one thing is for sure: In the decade that Special Hospitals have come about, they have proven themselves to offer equal, or better, care than their General counterparts.

h4. Orthopedic Health and Surgery

Orthopaedic Hospital


Location: Los Angeles, CA

Since opening in 1911, Orthopaedic Hospital has become the largest children’s orthopedic program in the US. The hospital has over 60,000 outpatient visits a year and has expanded its services to Santa Monica and Westwood through an alliance with UCLA. Orthopaedic Hospital is committed to extensive research, as shown through their development of the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center. The Research Center specializes in implant biomechanics, biomaterials and particle analysis, and cartilage cell biology to name a few.

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