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Hoag’s ‘Promise’ is to Lead, Innovate and Transform

Hoag is a renowned health care organization with the heart and soul of a community hospital. Our technology is leading edge, our treatments are groundbreaking, and our physicians, nurses and technicians are the best in their fields. And, because we are a community-driven organization, each of our successes and innovations, and awards and distinctions belongs not just to Hoag, but to the entire community.

In fact, our accomplishments on behalf of the community are a direct result of Hoag’s 60-plus-year partnership with the people who count on Hoag. This is why the Hoag Hospital Foundation has embarked upon an unprecedented $627 million comprehensive campaign, collaborating once again with the communities we serve to lead Hoag forward and ensure it remains at the forefront of innovative health care.

Known as Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate & Transform, the 10-year comprehensive campaign will significantly expand your access to innovative, quality and compassionate health care.

Without philanthropy, innovation and quality services are nearly impossible to fund. But with community support, anything is possible.

Hoag Hospital Foundation has already raised $331 million in gifts to support a multitude of programs. This includes scholarships for our stellar nursing staff to seek advanced degrees. Funds have helped pioneer advanced procedures such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or TAVR, an innovative approach to aortic valve replacement that was funded in part by Jeffrey M. Carlton. And philanthropy has given such procedures a home in the Bob & Marjie Bennett Advanced Cardiovascular Surgical Suite – the first operating room of its kind in Orange County that enables advanced diagnostic imaging and surgical procedures to be performed simultaneously in the same room.

The Hoag Promise Campaign will benefit every area of Hoag. New funds will increase access to clinical trials, create and implement new patient-care technologies, enhance Hoag’s physical facilities, create additional endowed chairs, and expand our nationally renowned institutes and programs in areas such as cancer, neurosciences, heart and vascular, women’s health and diabetes.

“Hoag was founded by the community and for the community, but is absolutely a regional force in health care,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag’s president and chief executive officer. “The Hoag Promise Campaign doubles down on our commitment – taking the best of what Hoag does now and expanding upon it, ensuring the organization’s continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential.”

Underscoring the vital role that community participation plays, a Campaign Leadership Council comprising prominent community members is leading the campaign. These volunteers include Dick Allen, Terry Callahan, Pei-yuan Chia, Jim Coufos, David Horowitz, Roger Kirwan, Karen Linden, and Ginny Ueberroth. Hundreds of other volunteer leaders and physicians are serving on campaign committees.

“Community support and philanthropy are absolutely essential to our mission as the health care industry undergoes transformational changes in the way services are provided and funded,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of Hoag Hospital Foundation. “Through this campaign, we are determined to help Hoag achieve its ultimate potential. At the same time, we are steadfastly holding on to the culture of outstanding service, innovation and compassion that makes Hoag so special today.”