The Hoag Promise

Hoag Hospital Foundation announced the first comprehensive campaign in the organization’s 63-year history, an ambitious pledge to raise a total of $627 million by 2020, making it one of the largest campaigns to date in community-based health care.

Known as “Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate & Transform,” the $627 million, 10-year comprehensive campaign seeks to significantly expand Orange County residents’ access to quality health care options and underscore Hoag’s unique role in providing innovative and compassionate health care to Orange County residents.

Since the “quiet phase” of the “Hoag Promise” campaign began in 2010, Hoag Hospital Foundation has raised an estimated $320 million in gifts that are being used by Hoag to connect patients to new resources, including leading-edge procedures, health care education, and community-based facilities that give residents convenient access to Hoag’s renowned services. Now entering its “public phase”, the campaign funds will continue efforts to enhance Hoag’s physical facilities, create additional endowed chairs, increase access to clinical trials, create and implement new patient-care technologies, and expand its nationally renowned institutes and programs in areas such as cancer, neurosciences, heart and vascular, women’s health, and diabetes. The “Hoag Promise” campaign will benefit every area of Hoag.

“Since Hoag first opened its doors in 1952, community support has been vital to our success in providing world-class care delivered in outstanding facilities by extraordinary professionals,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag’s president and chief executive officer. “Over the past 63 years, our promise to the community has never wavered. That is to lead, not follow as we deliver outstanding, personalized health care with a compassionate touch to all who entrust us with their well-being. The strength of our leadership arises from the same forces that have guided us from our very beginning – commitment, determination, and the collective power of community.”

Calling Hoag’s first-ever comprehensive campaign “a bold step forward with an even bolder fundraising goal,” Braithwaite said Hoag is in a fortunate position to be able to embark upon a campaign of this magnitude. “We’re emboldened for a very simple reason: the Orange County community has always been there for us, and we know it will be as we undertake this campaign,” he said. “The inspiration for “Hoag Promise” comes from our 2006 Renaissance Hoag fundraising initiative. We raised $127 million, which laid the groundwork for the “Hoag Promise” campaign but, more than that, Renaissance Hoag expanded our vision of Hoag’s potential going forward.”

“The stakes are even higher now as the availability and funding of quality health care in America undergo seismic shifts. Just as health care providers need more resources for innovation in order to demonstrate value, we are receiving less funding for the care we provide. Philanthropy inspires and enables us to innovate and deliver on our mission. More than ever, Hoag and the community we serve must stand arm in arm to ensure that the level of outstanding health care we provide is always available to Orange County residents, whenever they need it.”

Community support will play a critical role in Hoag’s promise to bring quality health care to all areas of Orange County, Braithwaite said. The “Hoag Promise” comprehensive campaign will take the best of what Hoag does now and expand upon it, ensuring the organization’s continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential. “Hoag was founded by the community and for the community, but is absolutely a regional force in health care,” he said. “’Hoag Promise’ doubles down on our commitment to quality and innovation, and to remaining one of the best health care providers in the nation.”

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