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Staying Connected to the Community in Huntington Beach

Good neighbors not only open their doors to you but come to your door when you need them.

That is why, as part of Hoag’s mission to make world-class health care accessible to more people closer to home, Hoag has planted roots in Huntington Beach and continued to grow its services.

“Health care today needs to reach people where they are. That is why extending our services into the community is so important,” said Amit Hiteshi, M.D., Hoag Medical Group Huntington Beach internist and medical director of the Huntington Beach Senior Center in Central Park.

Dr. Hiteshi, along with his physician colleagues and Hoag leaders, recognized the need for wellness screenings and informative health presentations, especially vital to visitors to the senior center. Hoag now offers regular blood pressure and hearing checks, along with a variety of wellness presentations, allowing Huntington Beach seniors to seek wellness services in a convenient setting on a consistent basis, keeping good health top of mind.

Hoag’s continuum of care in Huntington Beach caters to residents of all ages.

Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach has become a hub for primary and specialty care, imaging, lab, physical therapy and more. From newborns who “meet” their pediatrician for their first official well check at Hoag Medical Group Pediatrics, to adults who can visit their primary care physician on one floor and get their labs and visit a specialist on the next – offering outpatient services all under the same roof is a commitment that Hoag takes seriously.

“We recognize that there is more to a healthy community than being a health care provider for the sick and that is why we are dedicated to providing Huntington Beach with the resources to stay active and healthy,” said Hoag President and CEO, Robert T. Braithwaite, and proud alum of the Huntington Beach school system.

Hoag opened its first health center in Surf City in 1991. Since then, Hoag has doubled the size of Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach to nearly 100,000-square-feet, adding more than 70 Hoag-affiliated physicians in nearly 20 specialties.

“Our goal is to provide patients access to more preventative and specialized medicine right in their own community,” said Subbarao Myla, M.D., program director of Hoag Cardiac Catheterization Labs, who opened an additional office at Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach to bring specialized cardiac care closer to home for the residents of Huntington Beach.

Later this year, Hoag will open a Hoag Medical Group office in the Huntington Harbour area, providing access to urgent and primary care for North Huntington Beach and Seal Beach residents.

By the Numbers

In 2017, Hoag partnered with the Senior Center and offered:

  • 357 Free Flu Shots
  • 240 Blood Pressure Checks
  • 124 OCVBAP Memory Screenings
  • 96 Hearing Screenings
  • 60 Hoag Wellness Presentations

Hoag has long embraced the Huntington Beach values of family, tradition and community. Many of our employees are Huntington Beach residents and we are proud to support our community by celebrating with a float in the Fourth of July Parade each year, welcoming seniors at the Senior Saturday event, and sponsoring services including the Alzheimer’s Family Center for adult day care. We strive to be good neighbors to families in Huntington Beach, as well as a lifelong partner in health.