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HOI Receives Two Press Ganey Guardian Human Experience Awards

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Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), one of the largest providers of orthopedic and spine care in the nation, is pleased to announce it has received two Press Ganey Patient Experience awards for 2023, including the Guardian of Excellence® for Patient Experience for the eighth consecutive year and the Pinnacle of Excellence® for Patient Experience in HCAHPS for maintaining consistently high levels of excellence over multiple years. HOI has consistently performed in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients for the past 7 years for likelihood to recommend and overall hospital rating.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during one year.

“Receiving these recognitions for patient experience is a testament to our unwavering commitment to putting patients at the heart of everything we do,” said Kim Mikes, CEO of HOI. “We are honored, once again, to receive these distinguished awards from Press Ganey.

In 2019, Hoag Orthopedic Institute introduced its “HOI Signature Experience” initiative to enhance the experience for patients and visitors alike. HOI has some of the highest quality scores based on the most common reporting metrics but is focused on creating a truly unique experience for its patrons.

"In prioritizing the well-being of both their patients and dedicated staff on a daily basis, Hoag Orthopedic Institute exemplifies dedication to their workforce and the communities they impact," said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO and chairman at Press Ganey. "We applaud Hoag Orthopedic Institute’s compassion, empathetic approach, and the genuine human connections they forge within the clinical healthcare landscape. It's a privilege for us to collaborate with them as we applaud their remarkable accomplishments."

Hoag Orthopedic Institute, the highest volume provider of joint replacements in the western United States, has received consistent recognition from various publications and health care organizations for its patient-focused services since opening in 2010, including topping the U.S. News Best Hospitals List in 2023-2024; 2022-2023; 2021-2022; 2020-2021; 2019-2020; 2018-2019; 2017-2018; 2013-2014 and 2012-2013. For more information on the various accolades the hospital has received, visit