Hoag Orthopedic Institute Named Among Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), one of the largest providers of orthopedic care in the nation, has been nationally ranked in the top 30 best orthopedic hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s “2021-2022 Best Hospitals” list. HOI’s ranking rose to number 27 in the nation from number 35 the previous year. In addition to this distinction, U.S. News has also recognized HOI as “High Performing” in Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion), Hip Fracture, Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement for 2021-2022. 

“HOI is honored to once again be included in U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals list,” said acting HOI CEO Kim Mikes. “The rise of our national ranking as a leader in the delivery of high-quality musculoskeletal health care is an affirmation of our team’s dedication to helping each of our patients reach their goals, fulfilling our promise of ‘We Get You Back to You.’” 

The annual “Best Hospitals” rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions, or elective procedures. With more than one million Americans receiving joint replacements each year, and millions more receiving other orthopedic surgeries, those in pain can use these rankings in identifying the highest performing hospitals and physicians. 

The methodologies used in most areas of care for the 2021-22 U.S. News rankings and ratings are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. 

“We applaud U.S. News World & Report’s efforts to improve transparency in health care and are confident that these rankings will help those who need musculoskeletal medical services make informed decisions about their care,” said Steven Barnett, M.D., chief medical officer of HOI. “This ranking underscores our founding mission of providing better access to exceptional orthopedic care in the communities we serve.” 

HOI, the highest volume provider of joint replacements in California, 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 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 www.hoagorthopedicinstitute.com/why-choose-hoi-/

To view the full rankings of U.S. News & World Report, visit our official page on U.S. News

Hoag is a platinum-level Leaders Circle partner of the Greater Irvine Chamber.


Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) is located in Orange County, California. It consists of a specialty hospital located in Irvine and four ambulatory surgery centers in Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, Orange and in Marina del Rey. HOI has more than 300 physicians on staff, including more than 80 orthopedic specialists. HOI was formed as an innovative partnership between 38 entrepreneurial physicians and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in 2010.  In 2018, HOI entered into a strategic partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health to expand access to HOI’s quality and value in the communities they serve. 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 specializes in treatments of knee, hip and spine disorders, 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. Most recently, 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.  For more information, visit https://www.hoagorthopedicinstitute.com

Category: Leaders Circle, Greater Irvine Chamber, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Excellence in Healthcare, California