Hoag was named as the most trusted brand in Health Services at the 2016
Orange County Most Trustworthy Brand event on July 28, 2016. The event
was hosted by The Values Institute and California State University, Fullerton,
College of Communications.
Below is coverage of the event from the
Orange County Business Journal:
In-N-Out Burgers Inc. President Lynsi Snyder made a rare public appearance
today at the Disneyland Hotel to pick up the 2016 Most Trustworthy Leader
Award, while her Irvine–based company beat co-finalists Yard House
USA Inc. in Irvine and BJ’s Restaurants Inc. in Huntington Beach
for top honors in the restaurant chain category.
The Center for Brand Values Communication and Research at California State
University-Fullerton, along with Amusement Park ad agency in Santa Ana
and its marketing think tank, the Values Institute, hosted the annual event.
“It’s an honor to be here and I feel like I’m accepting
this for my family as well,” Snyder said, fighting back tears. “They’ve
created In-N-Out, they’ve set the standard, and they loved people—and
I’m just trying to continue that.”
Disneyland in Anaheim won in the entertainment category, ahead of Segerstrom
Center for the Arts and South Coast Plaza, both in Costa Mesa. Vans Inc.
in Cypress came ahead of Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach and Foothill
Ranch-based Oakley Inc. for apparel, while the University of California-Irvine
beat out Chapman University and Cal State Fullerton in the higher-education category.
Other winners include the Automobile Club of Southern California in Costa
Mesa for finance and insurance; Goodwill of Orange County in Tustin for
non-profit; and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach in
the health services category. Trader Joe’s picked up honors in general
retail, Google Inc. for technology, and Honda motor Corp. for automotive.
The Values Institute and students from CSUF used a TrustPulse online survey
to select an initial field of 200 companies that either are based in Orange
County or have a strong presence here and have exhibited “exemplary
public trust and social [entrepreneurship].”
The 30 finalists emerged from the group, selected by some 1,000 respondents
to the survey.