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Hoag Hospital Irvine Certified as Primary Stroke Center

Categories: Press Room
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 26, 2017 --- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced today that Hoag Hospital Irvine has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc., affirming the hospital’s readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems.

Hoag Hospital Irvine now joins Hoag Hospital Newport Beach as a DNV GL certified facility. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach was certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center last year, making Hoag the second DNV GL certified hospital in California and the first hospital in Orange County to receive this accreditation.

“The Primary Stroke Center certification is a meaningful accomplishment for the Stroke Program of Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute, as it demonstrates our team’s expertise in expanding outstanding and award-winning services into Irvine and the surrounding communities, and our devotion to patient care and safety,” said Michael Brant-Zawadzki, M.D., F.A.C.R., Senior Physician Executive, Hoag and Ron & Sandi Simon Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair, Hoag Neurosciences Institute. “Hoag is honored to add this distinction and continue to utilize state-of-the-art technology and proven specialized neurological techniques to provide and document the best outcomes for our stroke patients.”

The DNV GL - Healthcare Primary Stroke Center Certification is given to esteemed hospitals that have specific abilities to receive the most complex stroke cases for the initial and rapid diagnosis, and promote advanced and state-of-the art treatment, with linkage to a comprehensive rehabilitation program and community wide stroke education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.

“When it comes to strokes, it’s essential to receive immediate medical attention from a facility, like Hoag, that is experienced in acute stroke management,” said David M. Brown, M.D., program director, Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute’s Stroke Program. “Our Stroke Program’s multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive services for the evaluation, prevention, treatment and ongoing care of stroke patients.”

Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute’s Stroke Program in Newport Beach is also designated as a Stroke-Neurology Receiving Center by the Orange County Emergency Medical Services and has been awarded the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement for Hoag’s continued high standard of stroke care along with the Target Stroke Honor Roll: Elite Award.


Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 29,000 inpatients and 305,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to seven health centers and ten urgent care centers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2016 - 2017 U.S. News & World Report, andBecker’s Hospital Review named Hoag as one of the 2016 “100 Great Hospitals in America” – a designation Hoag has received four times. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 20 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 21 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.