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Hoag is the Highest Ranked Hospital in Orange County in U.S. News & World Report's 2019-2020 Best Hospital Rankings

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 30, 2019 --- Once again the highest ranked hospital in Orange County, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian proudly announced today that U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Hospitals Rankings named Hoag the fourth-best hospital in the Los Angeles metro area and eighth-best in California.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions and common elective procedures.

Hoag’s 2019-2020 rankings also included national recognition for Hoag’s specialty services, including:

  • #37 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • #41 in Gynecology
  • #41 in Orthopedics
  • #48 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Additional rankings included high performing in five adult specialties, including Cancer, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, and Urology, as well as high performing in nine procedures and conditions, including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery.

“Receiving this prestigious national recognition is a tribute to Hoag’s commitment to delivering the highest quality, patient-centered care each and every day to the Orange County community,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and CEO. “We are so proud of our dedicated employees, medical staff, volunteers, and our Board, who demonstrate compassion each and every day while providing this community a level of personalized care that is unsurpassed.”

This year marks the first that Hoag is nationally ranked in Neurology & Neurosurgery and Gynecology – a reflection of the resources Hoag has invested in these areas, including giving patients access to the most leading-edge treatment and diagnostic options available.

“It’s rare for a community hospital to have access to the most advanced treatments, technologies and clinical trials, but at Hoag we are fiercely committed to exploring and perfecting innovative options for our patients and this community,” Braithwaite said.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. To view the full rankings of U.S. News & World Report, visit Best Hospitals.


Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 30,000 inpatients and 450,000 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 eight health centers and 11 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. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2019 - 2020 U.S. News & World Report, andBecker’s Healthcare named Hoag as one of the 2018 “100 Great Hospitals in America” – a designation Hoag has received five times. For an unprecedented 23 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.

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