Jennifer Mitzner Named CEO of Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), one of the highest ranked specialty hospitals in the United States, has announced the appointment of veteran health care executive Jennifer Mitzner to the position of chief executive officer for the institution.

Mitzner will succeed Dr. Carlos Prietto, a founding partner and practicing orthopedic surgeon at HOI who was acting as interim CEO.

“Jennifer has been a part of HOI since its inception, having been a valuable member of our Board of Directors,” said Dr. Prietto. “She knows and understands the operations and culture of HOI intimately, and her vast experience and industry expertise in aligning quality, clinical outcomes and cost will lead HOI into the future.”

Mitzner most recently served as the senior vice president & chief financial officer of St. Joseph Hoag Health, where she provided key financial and strategic leadership, including risk and value-based payment models. Previously, she served as the senior vice president Corporate Services and CFO at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian where she oversaw all financial operations and served in an executive capacity on multiple governance committees.  Prior to her Hoag positions, Mitzner worked with KPMG in Orange County, California, in the firm’s Healthcare Advisory Practice.

In addition to her experience on the HOI Board of Directors, Mitzner previously served on the Board of Directors for Share Our Selves, a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization serving the impoverished and working poor populations of Orange County. Mitzner received her master’s in public administration from the University of San Francisco and bachelor’s in business administration, with a major in accounting from Texas Christian University. Mitzner is also a certified public accountant.


For information about Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle involvement, contact Jessica Welch.

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

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