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Director of Performance Improvement and Clinical Outcomes, Hoag Orthopedic Institute

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Sopida Andronaco joined Hoag Orthopedic Institute in 2012 and is the Director of Performance Improvement and Clinical Outcomes. In her current role she aims to improve and sustain superior clinical outcomes, while minimizing costs. Ms. Andronaco oversees performance improvement initiatives, patient satisfaction, patient outcomes, infection prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services quality reporting. She facilitates HOI’s multidisciplinary Performance Improvement Committee to spearhead an innovative model for value - driven healthcare.

She has worked with national organizations such as California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR), American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Harvard Business School.

She holds a Master of Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education. She has over 7 years of experience as an educator. She holds a certificate in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Principles of Teaching Adult Learners. She has over 20 years in healthcare in various rolls. She trained at LAC+USC Medical Center as an operating room nurse. In her nursing career she has worked in the gastro - intestinal endoscopy suite, post - anesthesia care unit, obstetrics and pediatrics. Leadership roles include being an Operating Room and GI Supervisor, Nurse Manager with oversight over a medical surgical floor and ICU for a long - term acute care facility. Other leadership roles include implementing the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Assistant Administrator for the Anesthesia Department and HOI lead for the IHI Joint Replacement Learning Community.