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Hoag’s Specialized Services Receive National Recognition

The fact that Hoag was recently named the highest-ranked hospital in Orange County by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year is reason enough to celebrate. But what’s even more outstanding is the recognition for Hoag’s specialty programs, placing them among the best in the nation.

As a community hospital, Hoag is ranked among some of the most prestigious research institutions in the country – a reflection of Hoag’s unrelenting commitment to the community and the incredible support of its donors.

Hoag’s 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings include:

  • #23 nationally in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • #31 nationally in Orthopedics
  • #41 nationally in Urology
  • #49 nationally in Geriatrics
  • High performing in four adult specialties, including Cancer, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Nephrology and Pulmonology
  • High performing in all nine procedures and conditions, including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery

This year marks the first that Hoag is nationally ranked in urology, as well as high performing in cancer – a reflection of the resources Hoag has invested in these areas, including the development of the Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Program and the expansion of clinical research and trials.

“Hoag is on the forefront of preventative medicine,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and CEO. “Having the most advanced treatments and technologies is rare for a community hospital, but it fulfills our commitment to our patients, and, with the support of our donor community, we continue to lead.”

Hoag was also declared the fourth-best hospital overall in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and the eighth in California. Hoag is the only Orange County hospital ranked in the top 10 in the state.

“The recognition of Hoag as one of the state’s and nation’s top hospitals speaks not only to our excellence in patient care but to the compassion our entire medical staff,” Braithwaite said. “We are honored to be the highest ranked hospital in Orange County, and are steadfast in our promise to lead, innovate best serve the needs of our community.”