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Hoag Orthopedic Credits Physician-Patient Interaction for Low Readmission Rates

?Physician-patient interaction and patient engagement prior to surgery have resulted in dramatically low readmission rates for hip and knee replacement surgeries at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), according to Sopida Andronaco, RN, director of performance improvement and clinical outcomes at HOI. Andronaco told PNN that HOI physicians have been actively focusing on solving the problem … Read More

Executive Health

The Executive Posture

5 Ways Executives have Improved Posture:5-10 minutes of targeted stretching before bed. Movement meetings and breaks – walking and talking for one-on-one’s, hourly flight of stairs. Half and Half workouts– half mobility and half targeted strength. On-the-road yoga – online yoga memberships to practice in hotel rooms. Tennis ball foam rolling – can be done … Read More

Executive Health

The Look of a Leader: Skin Care

Our skin cancer screen is one of a handful of cancer screens in all Hoag Executive Health programs. As we are located in Southern California, skin cancer is prevalent in our minds and we are thrilled to have added a physician to our team, Dr. Kory Tuominen, who is an expert in skin care and … Read More

Diabetes Care

Diabetes 101

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease caused by high blood sugar, and sugar is in many of the foods we must eat to survive. After food is consumed, our body takes its nutrients and breaks it down into carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Carbohydrates turn into sugar that is then used as energy for our … Read More

Diabetes Center

Let the Trials Begin: the Importance of Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a key tool for advancing medical knowledge and patient care. It is only with educational institutions, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, physicians and volunteer patients that the medical field is able to improve and advance new treatments and methods of care. Through discoveries made with clinical trials physicians gain knowledge to help determine … Read More

Featured News

Teen given Disneyland scholarship for volunteering nearly 800 hours

After eight years of volunteering a total of 793 hours of community service in Orange County, Fountain Valley High School student Jonathan Hwang’s philanthropic ventures were recently acknowledged with a $7,500 scholarship during a Fountain Valley City Council meeting. Hwang, a 17-year-old Fountain Valley student, was awarded the scholarship from the Disneyland Resort Scholarship Program … Read More

Diabetes Care

The Right Diet

Dr. Nadeau is an accomplished physician who brings extensive experience to the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center as Program Director, Dr. Kris V. Iyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Care and Endocrinologist at Hoag Medical Group . While he has many areas of interest, the majority of his recent work, research, and lectures focus on … Read More

Diabetes Center

Diabetes and Living with Cultural Differences

Diabetes impacts all age and ethnic groups, but affects some more than others. Ethnicities at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, for example, include African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. Gestational diabetes (diabetes that develops during pregnancy and ends once the pregnancy ends) also occurs more frequently among … Read More

Diabetes Center

Donor Spotlight – Toshiba Classic Benefits the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center

Proceeds from the 2014 Toshiba Classic benefited the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center for the fourth consecutive year and raised just over $1 million for the Allen Diabetes Center. The tournament has generated nearly $17 million to benefit Hoag throughout its twenty year history. This year’s Toshiba Classic was held March 10-16, 2014. The … Read More

Neurosciences

Gala recognizes those who fight Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s Family Services Center, a dementia-specific adult day health care facility, celebrated its 14th annual A Gathering of Friends Gala on Saturday at the Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach. More than 300 guests helped raise $245,000 through the evening’s fundraising efforts, including an $80,000 matching sponsorship from Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. … Read More