Robert T. Braithwaite is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoag
Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. He is the senior executive responsible
for all aspects of hospital operations and quality of care, and he directs
an 18-member executive leadership team. He is also responsible for a significant
philanthropic effort, directing the Hoag Hospital Foundation along with
a senior executive and staff. In addition, he is responsible for the provision
of hospital-sponsored outreach services and is accountable for achieving
community benefit goals, as determined by the Board of Directors.
Hoag, which is a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence -- one of only
twenty-four hospitals in California with this designation -- has more
than 4,800 employees. Its hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine have received
numerous awards for patient satisfaction, service, quality, and palliative
care. Hoag has a AA credit rating by Standard & Poor’s, with
$1.5B in assets and $820M in net patient revenue for 2013.
From 2009 until his appointment as president and CEO in 2013, Mr. Braithwaite
was chief operating officer of Hoag’s entire health care network
including both campuses of Hoag Hospital. Robert also served as chief
administrative officer of Hoag Hospital Irvine which opened in 2010, leading
the process of developing, building, staffing and licensing both Hoag
Hospital Irvine as well as Hoag Orthopedic Institute.
Mr. Braithwaite joined Hoag in 1992 as administrative resident and throughout
his tenure, from 1992 to 1996 and from 1999 to present day, has served
in key management positions for Hoag’s network of hospitals and
community urgent care centers. Previous positions include administrative
resident, purchasing manager, director of materials management, assistant
vice president, vice president, support services, vice president of operations
and senior vice president, hospital operations.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Mr. Braithwaite received his bachelor’s
degree in health management and promotion and his master’s degree
in health services administration from Arizona State University. He currently
belongs to the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Mr. Braithwaite has supported and served numerous community organizations
throughout his career including SOS Clinic, South County Chamber of Commerce
and several youth-related sports organizations. He is currently serving
as a board member of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and the Irvine Public
School Foundation. As a native Southern Californian, Mr. Braithwaite enjoys
several outdoor related activities including landscape photography, golf
and water sports.