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Happy Anniversary to ViewRay MRIdian – A Radiation Treatment that is Second to None

This month, Hoag Family Cancer Institute celebrates the third anniversary of our ViewRay MRIdian™ magnetic resonance-guided linear accelerator (MR-Linac), the most advanced radiation treatment available in the United States. As the first in Orange County and second in California to offer the technology, we have an unrivaled expertise using this technology in Southern California, having … Read More
Published On: December 20, 2023

The ‘Power of VR’ Shows its Worth Across Multiple Specialties

Virtual reality made significant improvements in patient experiences. It has turned resistors at Hoag Hospital into champions, says Thomas Hutchinson, executive director of digestive health and experiential reality, and neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Louis. By: Healthcare IT News
Published On: September 12, 2023

Hoag’s $1 Billion Expansion

As he works to expand world-class health care in Irvine, Hoag President and CEO Robert Braithwaite is deploying a strategy inspired by Irvine’s Master Plan. “The Irvine framework really did help,” Braithwaite said in a recent interview to discuss Hoag’s $1 billion expansion on Sand Canyon Avenue. “We looked at how Irvine is configured and … Read More
Published On: April 3, 2023

Technology + the Human Touch: Hoag Compass Will Transform Patients’ Health Care Experiences

Newport Beach, Calif. (May 19, 2022) – Hoag recently launched a new digital health care delivery system designed to complement and transform patients’ health care experiences. Hoag Compass, an innovative mobile app, enables patients to experience continuous personal care through app-based scheduling and convenient access to primary care physicians, care coordinators, health coaches, exercise specialists, … Read More
Published On: May 19, 2022

Hoag Introduces Artificial Intelligence in Colonoscopy Screenings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 5, 2022 — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is the first hospital in California to offer an artificial intelligence (AI) enhancement to patients receiving a colonoscopy. Using the GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy module, Hoag’s physicians have begun putting the promise of AI to work in detecting polyps and other colorectal abnormalities with … Read More
Published On: May 5, 2022

First FDA-Approved Molecular Targeted Therapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer Now Available at Hoag Family Cancer Institute

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 29, 2022 — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian welcomed last week’s announcement by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration that the FDA approved the first prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted radiotherapy for metastatic prostate cancer. The agent, lutetium Lu 177 vipivotide tetraxetan (Pluvicto), delivers radiation directly to prostate cancer cells and has … Read More
Published On: March 29, 2022

Introducing Mila Rose, One of the First Babies Born at the Fudge Family Birthing Suites at Hoag Hospital Irvine

Everything came together for the birth of Mila Rose Rubalcava. Everything came together for the birth of Mila Rose Rubalcava. Born on Jan. 1, 2021, Mila was one of the first babies to be born in the spacious new Fudge Family Birthing Suites in Irvine. Her mom, Ciara, gave birth without medication, under the guidance … Read More
Published On: July 17, 2021

Faith in Hoag and a VR “Sneak Peek” of Her Brain Surgery Put Rebecca Baker at Ease

“I tell everyone now whenever possible: Hoag is where you go if anyone you know needs brain surgery,” she said. “They must go see Dr. Louis at Hoag for a second opinion. It is so important.”
Published On: September 21, 2020

Virtual Reality Gives Hospital Patient an Out-of-Body Experience

“The technology allows me to experience brief moments of zero pain where I can refocus and re-channel positive energy to help me get through spasms. It motivates me to keep going,” Charles said.
Published On: August 3, 2020

A Peek Inside Her Brain Gave Grateful Hoag Patient The Insight

“I honestly feel so fortunate. I feel like he saved my life,” she said.

Published On: November 25, 2019