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Fall 2023

Newport Beach Emergency Department Expansion Will Feature Dedicated ‘Fast Track’ Space

To meet the needs of a growing community, Hoag’s Newport Beach Joan & Andy Fimiano Emergency Department is expanding – and improving the patient experience. Among the new features that patients will notice when the expansion opens in 2024 is a dedicated ED Fast Track site, which is designed to serve low acuity patients with … Read More

Fall 2023

Hoag Urgent Care is Now Open in Costa Mesa

Hoag Urgent Care recently opened a new location to provide greater access to award-winning health care for the community of Costa Mesa. Open seven days a week, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Hoag Urgent Care team is dedicated to caring for both … Read More

Fall 2023

Marathoner’s Life-Changing Spine Procedure Brings Her ‘Back in the Game’

When Beth Sanden entered the office of Burak Ozgur, M.D., director of Hoag Spine Center, in a wheelchair, she was despondent. When she returned home from her first consultation, she was radiant. And when she finished her first 5K race, a month and a half after Dr. Ozgur performed a complex back surgery on her … Read More

Fall 2023

Evolution in HIFU Therapy Brings Prostate Cancer Patients Access to More Options

The largest prostate cancer program in Orange County, Hoag has earned a reputation for introducing the newest technologies to our patients. Those exclusive technologies now include a targeted therapy with fewer side effects than traditional prostate cancer treatment – leading to better outcomes and a higher quality of life. Focal One, a noninvasive robotic High … Read More

Hoag Orthopedic Institute Top in Nation for Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Hoag Orthopedic Institute continues to be a preeminent leader in orthopedic care, and remains a leader in joint replacements. Over the past 10 years, HOI has consistently performed more joint replacements than any other institution on the West Coast and the third most in the nation, consistently over the past 10 years. Recently, HOI was … Read More

Fall 2023

Hoag in Your Headphones

Hoag experts have long been sought after for their insights. Now, they’re coming straight to you. Hoag has launched Empowered by Hoag, a podcast where we share our insights, optimism and enthusiasm for medicine and all its possibilities. In each episode we dive deep into the health care topics our listeners care about the most, … Read More

Fall 2023

What are the early symptoms of pregnancy and how do they differ from PMS?

Many symptoms of premenstrual symptoms can overlap with early symptoms of pregnancy, which can be confusing. The difference between the two is all about the timing and reason for the symptoms. If a woman is tracking her cycle and has a missed period, that is automatically suspicious for pregnancy. Other symptoms of early pregnancy include … Read More

Fall 2023

Open Enrollment: Choosing Hoag is Choosing the Future of Medicine

Dear Neighbors, In a career blessed with many amazing moments, none have filled me with as much excitement as I feel today. With the expansion of the Sun Family campus at Hoag Irvine, the addition of top researchers and physician inventors, and the growth of our clinical trials program, Hoag is fulfilling its mission of … Read More

Fall 2023

Hoag Medical Group Pediatrics – Caring for Our Community

Compassion. Joy. Love. These are the words that our pediatricians at Hoag Medical Group use when describing why they do what they do. Meet board-certified pediatrician Rachel Zabaneh, M.D., who sees patients out of the HMG Pediatrics office in Foothill Ranch. Dr. Zabaneh believes that listening to her patients is the key to her success. … Read More

Spring 2023

Letter from the CEO

Dear Neighbors, It is with great pride that this year marks my 30th anniversary with Hoag and my 10th as the CEO and president of this incredible organization. I remain as humbled by and in awe of Hoag and the people who work here as I was when I first walked through the doors. Over … Read More