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Recognized Excellence

As our patient, we continuously strive to provide the best care possible. As we work toward this for you, we often meet and exceed requirements or goals. Read below to learn more about the recognized excellence of Hoag Orthopedic Institute.

Hoag Orthopedic Institute was recognized for a 5 Star Patient Experience by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on their Hospital Compare Website in 2020. HOI is the only hospital in Southern California to receive a five-star rating for patient experience.

Hoag Orthopedic Institute has been recognized with the 2020 Patient Safety Honor Roll Award from California Health and Human Services (CHHS), in partnership with Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and Cal Hospital Compare (CHC).

Hoag Orthopedic Institute is once again nationally ranked in the Top 2% in the 50 best orthopedic hospitals of the U.S. News & World Report's "2020-2021 Best Hospitals" list. Additionally, Hoag Orthopedic Institute has been rated High Performing for Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement. HOI also received this recognition in 2019-2020; 2018-2019; 2017-2018; 2013-2014; 2012-2013.

For the eighth consecutive year, HOI performed the highest volume of joint replacement procedures in the State of California, based on data released December 2018 by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).

HOI has the lowest readmission rate in the state of California and the 4th lowest in the Nation per Health Services Advisory Group.

Press Ganey Guardian has recognized Hoag Orthopedic Institute with 3 awards in 2020, including, the Guardian of Excellence® for Patient Experience for the seventh consecutive year, the Pinnacle of Excellence® for Patient Experience in HCAHPS for maintaining consistently high levels of excellence over multiple years, and the Pinnacle of Excellence® for Patient Experience in “Inpatient” for maintaining consistently high levels of excellence over multiple years.

Named Optum Center of Excellence for inpatient and outpatient joint and spine surgery.

Hoag Orthopedic Institute has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2018 and 2017.

Press Ganey Guardian also recognized HOI with an Excellence Award for Patient Experience in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

Hoag Orthopedic Institute, one of the largest providers or orthopedic care in the nation, has been named '2018 Top Workplace' by The Orange County Register, making it one of the only hospitals included in the 2018 and 2017 rankings.

Consumer Reports “ Highest-Rated Hospital" for knee and also hip surgery for 2016, making HOI one of only eight hospitals in California to be recognized.

HOI received the top honor from CMS in 2015 – a Five-Star Rating for Patient Experience. HOI was the first hospital in Orange County and Los Angeles to receive this prestigious rating.

HOI is a top performer in the CMS Value-Based Purchasing Program.

A Harvard Business Case Study “Hoag Orthopedic Institute” examining value-driven health care was republished in 2015 for Harvard Business School health care executive scholars.

HOI serves as a founding sponsor for and participant in the International Consortium for Healthcare Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), which has developed an international standard set of patient-centric outcome measures.

HOI is a founding partner and largest data contributor to the California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR): The CJRR’s mission is to improve value-based treatment decisions and joint replacement care delivery through comprehensive scientific assessment of factors influencing hip and knee replacement surgery outcomes.

HOI was named a 2015 Star Performer in the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone® Program.

Consumer Reports,, has given HOI the highest rating for hip and knee surgery.

Nerd Wallet, ranks HOI as a best hospital for knee and hip procedures, based on outcomes, number of procedures performed, patient satisfaction and cost, among other parameters from HCAHPS.

Irvine Public School Foundation named HOI to its “Top 100 Businesses” listing for supporting world-class education for its 32,000 students, including HOI’s funding of the school district’s Athletic Trainer Program.

ISO 9001 Certification by International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Active member of California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO), a leader in the analysis, dissemination and archiving of patient safety information.

HOI was ranked in the nation’s top 2% in patients’ willingness to recommend the hospital, based on Press Ganey data.

HOI was one of three hospitals selected by the California Joint Replacement Registry to pilot a statewide registry database for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery tracking long-term patient outcomes.

HOI collaborated with McKesson and Aetna to create the first automated implementation of Integrated Healthcare Associations (IHA’s) bundled payment model, designed to decrease healthcare costs by improving practices and standardizing care. This model is the first of its kind in California and one of the first in the nation. The bundling system, which began in 2012 with knee replacements and now includes hip replacement surgeries, has created a new level of accountability and transparency in medical care

HOI achieved Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Silver Certification from by the United States Green Building Council for its environmentally friendly design.