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 retain her responsibilities as COO in addition
to her assumption of her new duties as CEO.
Reid’s predecessor, Dr. Carlos Prietto, will assume a newly established
position as President of Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), an enterprise
consisting of a 70-bed hospital and two outpatient surgery centers in
“Since its inception just over two years ago, Hoag Orthopedic Institute
has achieved levels of quality and satisfaction which rival the most prestigious,
longstanding healthcare facilities in the world,” said Dr. Carlos
Prietto, who is also a founding partner and practicing orthopedic surgeon
at HOI. “Ms. Reid has been an integral part of nearly every aspect
of HOI’s growth, her drive for excellence and vision for the future
embodies the culture we’ve built at HOI.”
With more than 15 years of experience in hospital operations and leadership,
Reid most recently served as Assistant Vice President of Financial and
Operational Positions at St. Joseph Health: Covenant Health System (CHS)
in Lubbock, Texas. Reid also previously served as Vice President of Managed
Care and Strategic Planning at University Medical Center (UMC) Health
System in Lubbock, Texas. Before that she served as the Clinic Administrator
and Assistant Director of Clinic Administration of the Ophthalmology and
Specialty Group at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
in Lubbock, Texas.
Reid has many professional affiliations and has received numerous honors
over the years. She holds an MBA from Texas Tech University and is licensed
as a Certified Public Accountant.
About Hoag Orthopedic Institute
When Hoag Orthopedic Institute opened in November 2010, it brought together
many of Southern California’s most respected orthopedic surgeons
in a partnership with the leading healthcare system in Orange County,
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.
Hoag Orthopedic Institute and its 320 medical specialists and 80 board-certified
orthopedic surgeons operate one of the highest volume specialty hospitals
in the United States. Care at its three Orange County locations is exclusively
for orthopedic patients requiring inpatient and outpatient surgical care.
HOI’s primary hospital in Irvine has 70 beds and nine operating
rooms designed and equipped specifically for orthopedic surgical procedures.
HOI is also composed of Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County in
Newport Beach and Main Street Specialty Surgery Center in Orange –
two well-respected outpatient surgical facilities dedicated to the care
of orthopedic patients.
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