Charles A. Hope, II, MD was presented with the Inaugural Physician Innovator of the Year Award on Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Medtronic Advanced Energy. Dr. Hope was the first orthopedic “blood management” doctor for the former Salient Surgical and selected as the Inaugural Physician Innovator of the Year out of a national group of orthopedic surgeons. In 2012, Dr. Hope has consistently performed total joint replacement surgeries with having zero transfusions, which has earned him the recognition of the award. Additionally, Dr. Hope presented the “Hope Poster” which outlines his protocols to achieving his zero transfusion record to the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) and American Association of Blood Banks. A letter of recognition was also presented to Dr. Hope from the Medtronic Advanced Energy President, Suzanne Foster.