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Dear Neighbors

People admire beautiful Orange County and think that we don’t have seasons. Of course we do. They may be more subtle than in other parts of the country, but Orange County enjoys all five seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and Open Enrollment.

Open Enrollment is possibly my favorite season, full of promise and empowerment. People taking their health and the health of their families into their own hands. With Hoag providing high-quality health care year-round, Open Enrollment season may be Orange County’s most subtle—and overlooked—season of them all.

That is why this special edition of Hoag for Life is dedicated to Open Enrollment. In these pages, you will learn how the choices you make now affect your access to Hoag’s highest quality of care.

What does “highest quality” mean? It means the most advanced technology in the region and access to leading-edge clinical trials that are changing the future of health care. It means specialists who have come to Hoag from renowned medical centers nationwide because they know this is where they can do their best work. It means a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, one of only 429 hospitals out of more than 6,000 nationwide to receive this highest possible distinction in Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.

And, because this is Hoag, “highest quality” also means that all these advancements and expertise are delivered to you with the heart and compassion of a community hospital. Your community hospital.

Ensuring your full access to Hoag means providing you and your family with the experts, technology, clinical trials and quality that only Hoag delivers. But there are important changes to note when making your Open Enrollment selection.

We are here to answer any questions and to help empower you to make the best choices for you and your family. As always, Hoag remains your partner for health, for wellness, for life.

Robert T. Braithwaite
President and CEO