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Hoag Breast Center Named Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence

Categories: Press Room

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 10, 2017 --- For the fifth consecutive year, Hoag Breast Center has been designated a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence – the highest level of accreditation – by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC™). Hoag Breast Center is the first and only breast center in Orange County, and just one of 49 in the United States to receive this prestigious designation.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence,” said Allyson Brooks, M.D., the Ginny Ueberroth Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair of Hoag Women’s Health Institute. “This distinction reinforces Hoag’s place as a national leader for breast cancer and represents Hoag’s commitment to providing the highest level of quality breast care to our patients.”

The NQMBC measures a breast center’s performance on select indicators such as timeliness of care for screening and diagnostic mammography, mammography call back rate, patient satisfaction, surgical care, pathology and radiation.

Hoag Breast Centers, in both Newport Beach and Irvine, offer comprehensive breast care services from prevention and screening to diagnostics and treatment. As one of the first facilities in the state to offer Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography), Hoag is dedicated to providing patients access to emerging technologies to help diagnose breast cancer at its earliest stage. Hoag was also one of the first hospitals in California to have a dedicated breast MRI unit.

Additionally, under the leadership of Melvin Silverstein, M.D., Gross Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery and medical director of Hoag Breast Center, Hoag is one of the few elite programs nationwide to perform Oncoplastic Surgery, the innovative, breast-conserving surgical technique that allows curative breast cancer surgery while at the same time conserving or even improving the cosmetic appearance of the breast, resulting in optimal patient outcomes.

“Our dedication to patients is why Hoag is the most selected breast center in Orange County, treating nearly 700 breast cancers annually and performing almost 50,000 mammograms a year. Whether you’re coming in for your annual mammogram or going through breast cancer treatment, we put our patients at the center of everything we do, and our team of specialists creates a lifelong partnership with each woman who comes to see us for her breast care needs,” Dr. Brooks said.

To find out more about Hoag Breast Center, visit www.hoag.org/specialties-services/breast-program.


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.