Awards & Accreditations

Highest Ranked Hospital in OC

This marks the eighth year in a row Hoag has achieved this level of recognition by U.S. News & World Report. The organization was ranked the #5 hospital in the Los Angeles Metro Area and the #10 hospital in California, and is the only Orange County hospital in the top 10. Additionally, Hoag was ranked #29 nationally in Orthopedics.. Hoag ranked high performing in six adult specialties, including Neurology & Neurosurgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Pulmonary & Lung Surgery; and Urology, as well as high performing in 18 common adult procedures and conditions, including Aortic Valve Surgery; Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion); Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Colon Cancer Surgery; Diabetes; Heart Attack; Heart Bypass Surgery; Heart Failure; Hip Fracture; Hip Replacement; Kidney Failure; Knee Replacement; Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma; Lung Cancer Surgery; Pneumonia; Prostate Cancer Surgery and Stroke.

Magnet Recognized

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.

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

National Recognition

  • Hoag received its fourth Magnet re-designation.
  • Hoag was the highest ranked hospital in Orange County by U.S. News & World Report for 2024-2025.
  • Hoag named by the Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation.
  • Named by Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care and Obstetrics for eight years in a row (2014 – 2021).

Recent Major Milestones

  • Hoag opened the new Hoag Center for Advanced Visualization and Immersive Therapeutics inside Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute.
  • Hoag is the only site in Orange County to enroll its first two patients in a clinical study evaluating NK cell therapy in women with triple negative breast cancer.
  • Hoag announced a major reinvestment in its facilities and treatment technologies for the Patty & George Hoag Cancer Center.
  • Hoag launched Hoag at Home, a comprehensive home care service offering that provides patients with the high-quality personalized care they need in the comfort of their home. 

Hoag Family Cancer Institute Recognition

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Hoag high performing in Colon Cancer Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery and Prostate Cancer Surgery.
  • Highest surgical volume program for Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer and Colon Cancer.
  • Hoag Family Cancer Institute is in the top 10% for overall patient satisfaction.
  • Hoag Family Cancer Institute became the first community hospital in Orange County to offer Phase 1 Clinical Trials.

Hoag Women’s Health Institute Recognition

  • Hoag Breast Center is the first and only breast center in Orange County to be designated as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™. Hoag 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.
  • Named by Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics for 2014-2023. Hoag offers dedicated OB services for perinatology, neonatology, OB intensivist and OB hospitalist/laborist.
  • Hoag has become the first hospital on the West Coast to achieve dual accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Continence Care for Women, recognized by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and National Association for Continence (NAFC) for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety.
  • Hoag has received the prestigious SOAP Center of Excellence (COE) designation by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP).
  • The Women’s Choice Award has designated Hoag as top 1% of Mammography Imaging Nationwide in 2023-2024.

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute Recognition

  • Designated a Blue Distinction® Center designation for cardiac care based on quality and cost-efficiency by Anthem Blue Cross.
  • Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute has earned the highest distinction possible, a three-star rating out of three stars, from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for three categories of surgery – isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR), isolated mitral valve replacement and repair (MVRR) and isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).

  • The 2024-2025 U.S. News & World Report ranked Hoag high performing in five cardiac specialties: Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Attack and Heart Failure.

  • Recipient of the American Heart Association’s 2023 Get with the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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 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 high performing in Neurology & Neurosurgery.
  • 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.

Hoag Medical Group Awards

  • 2018 – IHA AMP Ronald P. Bangasser, M.D., Memorial Recognition for Quality Improvement
  • 2019 – Recognized as 4.5-Star provider organization
  • 2019 – Integrated Healthcare Association’s 2019 Excellence in Healthcare
  • 2020 – Integrated Healthcare Association’s 2020 Excellence in Healthcare
  • 2021 – Scan Premier Partner, recognized as a top performing medical group
  • 2022 – Integrated Healthcare Association’s 2021 Excellence in Healthcare; Top 10% in Clinical Quality & Top 10% in Patient Experience
  • Integrated Healthcare Association 2022 Excellence in Healthcare; Top 10% in Clinical Quality
  • 2022 – Scan Premier Partner, recognized as a top performing medical group