Treating nearly 30,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients each year, the not-for-profit Hoag is a regional health care delivery network in Orange County. Serving Orange County since 1952, the network consist of seven health centers, two acute-care hospitals and four urgent care centers.
Providing Specialized Care
Hoag offers a blend of health care services to Orange County residents. Among these are the specialized services provided by the following five facilities:
• Hoag Family Cancer Institute: Programs include progressive treatments, advanced diagnostics and support services care delivered from a multidisciplinary team of experts.
• Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute: Offers advanced surgical techniques including angioplasty, minimally invasive heart surgery, intraoperative ablation for treatment of arrhythmia, cardiac stent placement, heart bypass with endoscopic vein harvesting and beating heart surgery.
• Hoag Neurosciences Institute: Offers expertise in many neurologic specialties that incorporates treatment modalities, diagnostic technologies and integration of medical specialists to address neurological disorders such as brain tumors, Alzheimer’s/dementia, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, brain aneurysms and stroke.
• Hoag Orthopedics Institute: Specializes in advanced orthopedic surgery, spine surgery and total joint replacement surgery. With 72 beds and nine operating rooms, the facility boasts the newest minimally invasive techniques to total joint replacement.
• Hoag Women’s Health Institute: Provides a range of healthcare services designed to care for women throughout their lifetime, including maternal child services, gynecologic car and progressive breast care through the Hoag Breast Care Center. The Hoag Breast Care Center is the only breast center in Orange County designated by the National Consortium of Breast Centers as a Certified Quality Breast Center.
Due to the exceptional services that Hoag provides, it has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report Metro Edition.
The Hoag network also consists of two community hospitals: Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Hoag Hospital Irvine. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach is an acute care, not-for-profit facility while Hoag Hospital Irvine is a 154-bed acute-care hospital offering a variety of inpatient and outpatient services as well as a full-staffed emergency room.
History of Hoag
The idea to create the Hoag health network dates back to 1944 when the Rev. Raymond Brahams, seven Presbyterian church members and one physician came together to form the Presbyterian Hospital of Laguna Beach. The dream didn’t become a reality until 1950 when the Hoag Family Foundation, which had been established 10 years earlier by George Hoag, Sr., successfully raised the funds for the hospital. Within two years of the Hoag Family Foundation’s involvement, the hospital was completed and named Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. At the time of its opening on September 15, 1952, the hospital had 74 beds, 68 staff physicians and 60 employees.
Today, the two founding organizations, the George Hoag Family Foundation and the Association of Presbyterian Members, continue to provide leadership to the health network as corporate members of the Hoag corporation. The corporate members elect the board of directors, which consists of representatives from the Hoag community and medical staff, each year.