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2019 Nurse of the Year: Sara Elia

2019 Nurse of the Year: Sara Elia

Hoag Orthopedic Institute’s 2019 Nurse of the Year, Sara Elia, RN, BSN, is recognized for her professional and clinical excellence. She serves as a mentor and leader to her peers in the orthopedic post-surgical care unit.

Sara originally joined Hoag in 2006 as an orthopedic nurse, and was part of the team that opened Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) in 2010. Sara is a Bachelor’s prepared nurse with certification in Orthopedic Nursing.

“She is a true professional practicing at the top of her license,” shares HOI’s director of nursing Alina Miller. “Sara is very knowledgeable, always looking to improve outcomes through nursing practice. Her peers adore her. She is an engaging leader in the department, committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients.”

Sara’s peers admire her professionalism, patient advocacy, compassion and teamwork. She is an esteemed part of the HOI family, and is the embodiment of the best in HOI Nursing. We are honored to have Sara Elia as HOI’s 2019 Nurse of the Year.

The Nurse of the Year Award recognizes one individual for representing and exemplifying the following qualities:

• Professional and Clinical Excellence

• Patient Advocacy and Compassion

• Patient Satisfaction

• Teacher

• Professional Image

• Community Service

• Interdisciplinary Relationships