Jon Moore has been working at HOI since 2010. Initially starting out as
a volunteer at Hoag Newport, he was offered an opportunity work in the
OR as an operating room aide at HOI. This job served as a launching pad
for his nursing career. The most meaningful day for Jon at HOI was the
day he got his badge as a Registered Nurse. This was a symbol of all the
hard work, sacrifices, and commitments he and his family made to help
him achieve his goal of becoming a nurse.
Now, Jon is working on finishing up his nursing training and continuing
his education to obtain his BSN degree and CNOR certification.
Jon enjoys the daily interaction with HOI patients and being a part of
an outstanding team that provides excellent care. He is married to his
wife of 16 years and is the father of two beautiful children, Audrey and
Cooper. Audrey is a competitive dancer in seventh grade and Cooper is
an active fourth grader who loves the outdoors.
As a native to the area, Jon’s hobbies are naturally surfing, walking
his dog, and going to the beach. He also loves spending time with friends
Turning Helping People Into a Career
Though he is excelling as an RN at HOI, Jon didn’t always envision
himself becoming a nurse. He spent 11 years in the auto industry to pay
the bills, but when the economy took a turn for the worse, it put serious
financial strain on him and his wife. Unsure of his next step, he mentioned
off-hand that if he could go back to school, he would choose nursing school.
Jon always enjoyed helping people and had worked as a paid call firefighter
for the OCFA when he was younger.
“The light bulb went off above my wife’s head; I can still
see it to this day…my wife and I talked, and we made the decision
for me to go back to school and become a nurse.”
“The Moores Do Not Give Up”
Jon’s family is also no stranger to trials.
His mother lost her battle with diabetes while receiving care at Hoag Newport
and his father is currently battling cancer and declining health.
Through these tough times, Jon’s family has lived by a simple motto:
the Moores do not give up. While it was difficult to lose his mother,
the excellent care she received from Hoag was a major pull for Jon to
return to Hoag / HOI to serve as an RN. Though his father has been fighting
his cancer for the last five years, he maintains a positive attitude and
spirit, always finding a way to make everyone around him smile.
In addition, Jon and his wife faced financial challenges after the economy
began to flounder, which eventually prompted him to pursue his career
in nursing. While a positive step, the decision to go back to school meant
that they had to sell their house and make major lifestyle changes.
Despite these obstacles, Jon has prevailed to make a successful career
for himself, committing his service to the very hospital system where
he was born, where his mother received pivotal care, and where countless
patients have benefited from his positive outlook. After all, the Moores
do not give up.