By Bob Spoerl
Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to name 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs for 2012. Hospitals included on this list have orthopedic surgery departments with outstanding reputations, making them worthy of recognition. Exceptional departments often include physicians who treat professional athletes, engage in cutting-edge research and perform a large number of orthopedic procedures every year. Many of these hospitals have been recognized for excellence in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, HealthGrades and Thomson Reuters, and several have earned Magnet accreditation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Note: Hospitals do not and cannot pay for inclusion on this list. This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals or associated healthcare providers.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, Calif.). In November 2010, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian opened The Hoag Orthopedic Institute, a freestanding orthopedic specialty hospital formed as a joint venture between the hospital and a large group of Orange County orthopedic surgeons. About 100 joint replacement and spine surgeries are performed at the 70-bed hospital each week. Surgical volume is projected to increase to 125 to 150 cases per week by the end of this year, which will be one of the highest volumes in the country. The physicians focus on knee, spine, sports medicine, orthopedic trauma and extremities care, and serve as team physicians for several local high school and collegiate teams as well as World Team Tennis' Newport Beach Breakers.
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