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Section: HOI News - posted in 2013

Happy New Year from Hoag Orthopedic Institute
Dec 31, 2013
We had a general staff meeting yesterday and decided to mark the last one of 2013 with a nice group shot – here are some of the many faces of caring at Hoag Orthopedic Institute! We wish you all a blessed and prosperous New Year!
Snow Sport Injury Prevention
Dec 5, 2013
Common Snow Sport Injuries and How To Stay Safe This Winter The winter season is finally upon us, and with snowfall comes a slew of snow sport enthusiasts who can’t wait to hit the slopes. Snow sport-related injuries are extremely common, ...
Preventing Surgical Infections with Robotics
Nov 27, 2013
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), three percent of all surgeries performed in the United States end in mortality due to a surgical site infection. Even with improvements in sterilization, technique and ventilation, these numbers are ...
What You Should Know About Patellar Tendinitis
Nov 18, 2013
Patellar tendinitis is a common pain athletes experience from stressful activities that effect the knee area. Athletes who discover pain in their kneecap when working out should refrain from intense activity until the pain subsides to avoid overuse ...
Hoag Orthopedic Institute Study Highlights Protocol for Same Day Discharge for UKA
Nov 15, 2013
HOAG ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE DOCTORS AUTHOR STUDY HIGHLIGHTING SAFE, EFFICIENT PROTOCOL FOR SAME DAY DISCHARGE FOR PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT IRVINE, Calif. – After unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), also known as partial knee replacement, ...
Care Redesign: An Essential Feature of Bundled Payment
Oct 16, 2013
How will “bundled payments” change the healthcare landscape? Take a look at this recent article co-authored by Gabrielle White, RN, CASC, Executive Director, Ambulatory Services and Network Development, Hoag Orthopedic Institute and learn ...
Hoag Orthopedic Acquires Germ-Zapping Robot – Xenex
Oct 9, 2013
Hoag Orthopedic Institute recently acquired a high-tech piece of equipment which will supplement our already intensive protocols for sterilization and infection prevention. KCBS and KCAL recently stopped by to take a look. You can watch it in action ...
Employee and Doctor of the Season – Fall
Sep 27, 2013
Hoag Orthopedic Institute would like to congratulate our newest Employee and Doctor of the Season! Just in time for Fall! Dr. Scott Derkum works the night shift as a hospitalist and has been nominated by the staff as our Doctor of the Season. He is ...
Margaret Adams Appointed HOI Manager of Contracts and Compliance Services
Jul 30, 2013
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Margaret “Maggie” Adams to HOI Manager of Contracts and Compliance Services! Maggie has been with HOI since the early months shortly after our opening. She has served in multiple roles to meet ...
JCC Maccabi Games – Team HOI Give A Helping Hand
Jul 22, 2013
This year’s JCC Maccabi Games will be hosted at the Merage Jewish Community Center located at 1 Federation Way, Ste. 200 in Irvine California from August 4 th through August 9 th. Doctors and medical staff from Hoag Orthopedic Institute will be ...
What You Need To Know About Joint Replacement Surgery
Jul 5, 2013
HOI recently asked Dr. Steven Gausewitz, Chief of Staff at Hoag Orthopedic Institute, a few questions about joint replacement surgery. Here are his answers: What is joint replacement surgery? Joint replacement surgery, or arthroplasty, is the ...
Marisa Swain Serves as Reviewer for NAON’s Scope and Standards for Orthopaedic Nursing Practice
Jul 1, 2013
Congratulations to our own Marisa R. Swain, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., O.N.C., C.N.S.- a Clinical Nurse Specialist at HOI and VP of the Orange County Chapter of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) . Swain served previously as a reviewer for ...
Randy Ray Receives MAP Award From HFMA
Jun 27, 2013
We’re proud to announce that our Executive Director of Revenue Cycle, Randy Ray, recently received a MAP award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) ! HFMA’s MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle recognizes ...
Top 5 Nutrition Myths Busted
Jun 24, 2013
Hoag Orthopedic Institute recently sat down with our Clinical Dietician Chris Small, MSc RD to ask him to “weigh in” on some common myths about nutrition and help set the record straight. Here are his researched thoughts on some of the ...
DEREESA REID NAMED CEO OF HOAG ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE
Jun 5, 2013
Hoag Orthopedic Institute, one of the largest volume specialty hospitals in the U.S., announced the appointment of Dereesa Purtell Reid to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the institution. Reid, the former Chief Operating Officer, will ...
DR. MICHAEL PATZAKIS NAMED INAUGURAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF ORTHOPEDIC EDUCATION AND RESEARCH AT HOAG ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE
May 13, 2013
Orthopedic Visionary to Lead Newly-Launched Education and Research Program at HOI IRVINE, Calif. (May 13, 2013) – Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) announced this week that Michael J. Patzakis, M.D., professor emeritus and former Chairman of the ...
2013 Healthcare Leadership Awards – HOI Sets The Bar
Apr 24, 2013
We are proud to announce that our entire executive leadership team has won the inaugural 2013 Healthcare Leadership Awards presented by Becker’s Healthcare. Hoag Orthopedic Institute is the only organization represented that had its entire ...
Hoag Orthopedic Institute In The News
Feb 25, 2013
Hoag Orthopedic Institute and its highly skilled staff have been featured in the news on numerous occasions… and we don’t mind, because we have a lot to say! Take a look at just a few of the most recent media placements featuring HOI and ...
What is Medical Travel?
Feb 18, 2013
Medical Travel and Orthopedics By Gabrielle White, RN, CASC, Executive Director, Ambulatory Services & Network Development, Hoag Orthopedic Institute Orthopedics is one of the most promising specialty areas for medical travel. In fact, a growing ...
What You Need To Know About Bone Bruises
Feb 8, 2013
Bone bruises are painful injuries that occur after your bone hits a hard surface, resulting in tiny fractures in the cortex, the outer layer of the bone. The bone isn’t actually broken, but bleeding does occur underneath the area that covers ...
HOAG ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE SURGEONS LISTED IN ORANGE COAST MAGAZINE’S ‘TOP DOCS OF 2013’ ISSUE
Jan 18, 2013
IRVINE, Calif. (January 18, 2013) – Twelve physicians from Hoag Orthopedic Institute have been named among Orange County’s ‘Top Docs,’ according to a new report issued this month by Orange Coast Magazine, and one of the ...
Cold Weather and Exercise – Staying Motivated When It Gets Chilly
Jan 14, 2013
The importance of exercise doesn’t stop when the cold months are keeping people inside and close to the fireplace. With the hectic Holiday season over with, it’s time for exercising routines to get back on track and you don’t need ...
Bone Density, Osteoporosis and Preventing Bone Loss – Q&A with Dr. James Ting
Jan 4, 2013
We recently interviewed Dr. James Ting about bone density, osteoporosis and how to prevent vulnerability and bone loss. Here are his answers to our questions: What is bone density? Bone density is a measure of bone mass, and refers to the amount of ...