Hoag’s Rehab Services Come to the “Health Care Village” in Irvine

When Hoag Hospital Irvine opened more than six years ago, the idea was to bring Hoag’s renowned, high quality care and services to Irvine while taking into account the health care needs of South County residents.

And it’s that sentiment that Hoag’s Director of Rehabilitation Mark Glavinic, PT, DPT, NCS, referenced when he described Hoag’s vision for its new rehabilitation services in the 10-story tower adjacent to Hoag Hospital Irvine.

“It’s been important to see and experience the community in Irvine and really develop a program that is unique to that setting,” Glavinic said. “We really thought about what needs to be going in. What equipment do we need? What services do we provide?”

What Hoag discovered is that residents of Irvine and the surrounding communities were clamoring to regain strength, mobility, balance and speech after an injury or medical procedure.

“The community is open to wellness and wants control over being healthy,” he said. “They don’t just come to us when they’re hurt, they want to know how to avoid getting hurt down the line.”

The new Hoag Rehabilitation Services in Irvine will include a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists. Hoag’s approach is extremely patient-centered, so appointments are not double-booked and all patients spend their entire visit one-on-one with a licensed therapist.

“If you have to go someplace two to three times a week, driving to Newport Beach can be more prohibitive from South County,” Glavinic said. “We are delighted to connect residents in Irvine and the surrounding area with Hoag quality closer to home.”

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