Signature educational event expects more than 150 from across California
to learn about orthopedic best practices in nursing
IRVINE, Calif. [Sept. 27, 2018]
– Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), one of the largest providers of orthopedic
care in the nation, will co-host the 10th annual Orthopedic Nursing Symposium
along with the Orange County chapter of the National Association of Orthopaedic
Nurses (NAON) on Monday, Oct. 1 at 16250 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA
92618. More than 150 nurses from across California are expected to attend
the marquee, educational event to learn about the latest news, information
and best practices in orthopedic nursing.
“The HOI team and I are delighted to mark the 10th anniversary of hosting this learning collaboration event for orthopedic
nurses across the state,” said Jennifer Mitzner, CEO of Hoag Orthopedic
Speakers will include various HOI surgeons and nurses, such as Robert S.
Gorab, M.D., Steven L. Barnett, M.D. and Tanya Barahona, BSN, RN, ONC.
Topics addressed at the event will include post-operative pain management
and the opioid crisis, the role of a patient educator in an orthopedic
specialty hospital and preventing infections in orthopedic surgery. Alan
Beyer, M.D. and founding partner of HOI, will give a closing speech envisioning
the future of orthopedic care with a retrospective look at what HOI’s
vision was when founded nearly a decade ago.
“We are truly passionate about providing the highest quality care
for our patients, and we feel strongly that our outcomes are evidence
that we are doing things the right way, so it’s incumbent upon us
to share,” said Marisa Swain, MSN, RN, ONC, a clinical nurse specialist
with Hoag Orthopedic Institute who is part of the committee that plans
the event. “We so value the opportunity to impart our knowledge,
and to be afforded the opportunity to learn from our peers as well.”
HOI will have a surprise giveaway for each attendant and are waiving fees
for those who attended the inaugural year.
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About Hoag Orthopedic Institute
Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) is located in Orange County, California.
It consists of a specialty hospital located in Irvine and two ambulatory
surgery centers: Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County in Newport
Beach and Main Street Specialty Surgery Center in Orange. HOI has more
than 300 physicians on staff, including more than 80 orthopedic specialists.
HOI physicians were instrumental in establishing Hoag Orthopedics, a non-profit
founded by physicians for the purpose of conducting research, education
and identifying leading-edge clinical care improvements. HOI ranks in
the 99th percentile for patients’ likelihood to recommend the hospital
and 98th percentile for overall hospital rating, according to Press Ganey’s
national database of hospitals. HOI focuses in the treatments of the knee,
hip and spine disorders, and takes pride in specialty care related to
sports medicine, orthopedic trauma and extremities care. Since opening
in 2010, HOI’s hospital has been named by
U.S. News & World Report and
Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review as one of the top orthopedic hospitals in the nation. HOI was recognized
by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 112
hospitals nationwide, and one of 10 in California to earn the highest,
five-star rating for overall quality of care. HOI was also rated a “Best
Places to Work” by
Modern Healthcare in 2016 and 2017. For more information, visit