CEO to steer 'new course' at Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Practice Management

Kim Mikes, BSN, RN, has been appointed CEO of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif.

After a nationwide search that reviewed more than 100 applications for the position, Hoag selected Ms. Mikes — who has been serving as acting CEO since May when former CEO Jennifer Mitzner departed — to fill the role on a permanent basis.

Ms. Mikes joined Hoag Orthopedic Institute in 2016 after eight years with Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., where she had served as executive nursing and operations director of the Women's Health Institute and director of same-day surgery at the gastrointestinal lab and Hoag Endoscopy Center.

Over the last five years, Ms. Mikes has operated as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Hoag Orthopedic Institute, and she is the institute's third consecutive female CEO.

"The unique experience Kim brings to the position will afford [Hoag] the opportunity to further expand and improve," Hoag Orthopedic Institute CMO Steven Barnett, MD, said in an Oct. 4 news release. "As the highest volume orthopedic hospital in the state for more than seven years running, we're excited to see the new course she helps us chart."

Ms. Mikes is a registered nurse, with a certification in perioperative care. She holds a certificate in Leadership for Healthcare Transformation from the University of California Irvine, where she also earned a master's degree in business administration.

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