Recognized Clinical Excellence

Hoag was once again the highest ranked hospital in Orange County in the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report. This marks the third year in a row Hoag has achieved this level of recognition. The organization was ranked the #4 hospital in the Los Angeles Metro Area and the #8 hospital in California. Additionally, Hoag was #37 in Neurology & Neurosurgery, #41 in Gynecology, #41 in Orthopedics and #48 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery. Hoag ranked high performing in Cancer, Geriatrics, Nephrology and Pulmonology, and Urology as well as in all nine common adult procedures including: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery.

Hoag attained the Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. This credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practices.

Becker’s Hospital Review named Hoag one of the 2018 “100 Great Hospitals in America.” Hoag has received this designation five times – in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018. Hoag is the only hospital in Orange County to make the list.

Additionally, Hoag earned full accreditation with DNV GL Healthcare, the organization whose accreditation and quality management aligns with Hoag’s focus on constant improvement.

National Recognition Highlights

  • Hoag was the highest ranked hospital in Orange County by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-2019.
  • Named by Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care and Obstetrics for the sixth year in a row (2014 - 2019).
  • Hoag named one of the Top Hospitals in the U.S. by IBM Watson Health -and the World by Newsweek.
  • Hoag has been recognized by an independent health care research firm for the 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

Recent Major Milestones

  • Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag was designated a Level 4 Epilepsy Center
  • Hoag became the first hospital in Orange County to complete 500 TAVR procedures
  • Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag added the first Machine-Vision guided 7D Surgical platform to the new brain and spine fully integrated operating room suites
  • Hoag’s teen mental health program, ASPIRE, was accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Institute Accolades​

Hoag Family Cancer Institute Recognition

  • Hoag Family Cancer Institute became the first community hospital in Orange County to offer Phase 1 Clinical Trials, through its alliance with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Hoag Radiation Oncology ranked in the top 1 percent of outpatient facilities nationwide in the Press Ganey® overall patient satisfaction ratings.

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute Recognition

  • Designated a Blue Distinction® Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program by Anthem Blue Cross.
  • The Society for Thoracic Surgeons ranked Hoag’s cardiovascular surgery program in the highest category for quality and successful outcomes; achieved by only 10% of hospitals nationwide.
  • Named by IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics)​ as one of the nation’s “50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals” for the third consecutive year.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Hoag high performing in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery and Heart Failure.
  • Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get with The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold award for achieving an average score of 85% or greater in all five heart-failure achievement measures.
  • Designated a Cardiovascular Receiving Center (CVRC) by the Orange County Emergency Medical Services.
  • Named by Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for patient experience in Heart Care for 2014 - 2019.
  • One of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast and Orange County’s highest-volume, highest-rated cardiovascular program.

Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute Recognition

  • Hoag Hospital Irvine was certified a Primary Stroke Center and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach was named a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV GL Healthcare.
  • Became the first hospital in Orange County to use high-tech 3D Simulation Software (SNAP) to assist in Brain Surgeries.
  • U.S News & World Report ranked Hoag #37 in Neurology & Neurosurgery nationally.
  • Hoag was Orange County’s first hospital (and one of the first in the country) to offer a vaccine trial for primary brain tumor (Neurovax).
  • Designated a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
  • Designated as a Stroke-Neurology Receiving Center by the Orange County Health Care Agency.
  • Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
  • Named by Becker's Hospital Review as a Top 100 Hospital with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.

Hoag Women’s Health Institute Recognition

  • Hoag Breast Center (HBC) is the first and only breast center in Orange County to be designated as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™
  • HBC offers the full complement of breast screening technologies, including Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) and comprehensive breast surgical offerings including oncoplastic surgery and the full gamut of reconstructive options.
  • Dedicated OB Services for perinatology, neonatology, OB Intensivist, and OB Hospitalist/Laborist.
  • Named by Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics for 2014-2019, placing Hoag in the top 17% nationally for obstetrics.
  • Designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). The full complement of breast surgical options include oncoplastic surgery and gamut reconstruction options.
  • The third highest volume providers of gynecologic oncology robotic procedures in the nation and the fourth highest volume for gynecologic robotic-assisted surgeries overall in California.