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Serving the Orange County Community

Dear Neighbors,

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has, understandably, demanded an all-hands-on-deck response from the nation’s health care system. Hoag is no exception: Since the crisis began earlier this year, we have played a leading role in helping you, your family and your neighbors remain healthy during this uncertain time.

But even as Hoag does everything it can to care for those affected by the pandemic, it hasn’t slowed down our progress in other important health care advancements. You’ll see exactly what I mean as you peruse this issue of Hoag for Life.

Even in the midst of the pandemic, Hoag is advancing the use of virtual reality to help patients manage pain. We’re providing access to promising clinical trials for some of the most advanced forms of cancer. And this fall, we will celebrate the opening of the Fudge Family Birthing Suites at Hoag Irvine.

We also continue to safely and effectively treat patients with COVID-19. With a renowned infection prevention team in place, Hoag was chosen to be part of a nationwide study to better understand the spread of infection, as well as trials to test possible protections against the virus.

Thanks to the generous support of our community and the dedication of our medical team, Hoag has been able to do more than simply react to this global pandemic. We have been able to lead our community through it. Together, we continue to face the challenges before us with courage, compassion and an eye toward the future.

A future that we help define.

Sincerely,

Robert T. Braithwaite