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Hoag Orthopedic Institute Co-Hosts 10th Annual Orthopedic Nursing Symposium with the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses on October 1

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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 Institute.

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