Hoag Breaks Ground on Irvine Expansion
The sun shone huge in the sky during the groundbreaking of the Sun Family Campus at Hoag Irvine this summer, a perfect backdrop to what Hoag President and CEO Robert T. Braithwaite calls “the brilliant future that lies ahead.” To a welcoming crowd of city officials, hospital administration, physician leaders and community members, Braithwaite said … Read MoreRead More
The “How to” Guide to Having Your Baby at Hoag
For more than seven decades, more women have trusted Hoag to deliver their babies than any other hospital in the county. At our two Hoag campuses, in Newport Beach and Irvine, close to 8,000 babies are delivered yearly – this is the second highest in the state of California. It is almost an Orange County … Read MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
Hoag For Life
What are the benefits of an annual memory screening for adults age 45 and older?
People often associate memory loss with the senior years, say 65 and over, but the factors that can contribute to memory impairment when we’re older begin much earlier in life. The earlier these risk and preventative factors are identified and addressed, the better chance we have of mitigating cognitive decline in the first place. That’s … Read More
Top Surgeons at Hoag Spine Center Take Conservative Approach
While the board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeons at Hoag Spine Center consistently deliver cutting-edge surgical treatment options, every one of these respected surgeons will tell you: sometimes the right approach is not to operate. “People who come to us with debilitating back pain are often surprised to hear our neurosurgeons say they might not need surgery,” said … Read More
New Force CT Captures the Heart of Improved Patient Care
Through a generous philanthropic gift, Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute has purchased a state-of-the-art Siemens Force Computed Tomography scanner for patients at Hoag Health Center Newport Beach. The latest advancement, the Force CT scanner enables new levels of image quality while speeding up the scanning process and lowering radiation exposure – all … Read More
Hoag Medical Group: Your Partner for Health
I was thrilled to join Hoag Medical Group. Having researched the top health care organizations in Orange County, I was impressed that Hoag had the reputation as a leader in innovation and services, not to mention being named the highest ranked hospital in Orange County. For me, as a family medicine physician with Hoag Medical … Read More
Leading the Way in Shoulder Surgery at Hoag Orthopedic Institute
If you’ve experienced pain in your shoulder, from lifting, reaching or vigorous exercise, then you understand how debilitating a shoulder injury is. As an orthopedic-only hospital and ambulatory surgery center network in Orange County, Hoag Orthopedic Institute performs a high volume of shoulder surgeries and the most total shoulder replacement and revision surgeries in Orange … Read More
Hoag Classic Returns to Newport Beach Country Club
The Hoag Classic, Orange County’s only PGA TOUR Champions event, returns to Newport Beach Country Club on March 15 to 19, 2023. Defending champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member, Retief Goosen returns alongside other golf legends to compete for the $2 million purse. The 2023 event will also feature many of the same … Read More
Q: What is causing my anemia and what should I do to treat it?
Anemia is the most common blood condition in the United States, affecting more than 3 million Americans. If you have anemia, it means you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells. You may feel cold, tired and sometimes even short of breath. Certain types of anemias can also be associated with tingling and numbness in … Read More
Q: How do the new guidelines for bariatric surgery make more patients eligible than ever before?
For the first time in decades, the guidelines for weight-loss surgery have been revamped. With more than 40% of Americans clinically defined as having obesity, the new guidelines are welcome news. Further driving this change is that weight-loss surgery has become incredibly safe and is proven to reverse or improve many weight-related medical problems. Also, thanks … Read More
Q: How do I know if I’m having an aortic emergency?
Acute aortic emergencies occur due to a problem in the aorta, which is the largest blood vessel in your body. The problem may lead to a tear in the wall of the aorta, known as a dissection. This life threatening emergency will cause a patient to have sharp, intense pain in the chest, neck or … Read More
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 … Read More