Hoag Earns Level 3 Epilepsy Center Designation

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 14, 2016 --- Hoag was recently designated as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) for 2016-2017.

This accreditation recognizes Hoag for having the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

“We are honored to be recognized nationally as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center,” said David Millett, M.D., Ph.D., director of Hoag Epilepsy Program. “Achieving this designation is a testament to our Neurosciences Institute team and the comprehensive approach they have when it comes to improving our patients’ overall quality of life.”

As a third-level center, Hoag provides comprehensive treatment through a patient-centered, integrated approach with a multidisciplinary team of specialists. Utilizing the best in evidence-based practice, state of the art technology and advanced research, Hoag is a leading resource for epilepsy patients and their caregivers in Southern California.


Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 25,000 inpatients and 369,000 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 six health centers and nine 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 U.S. News & World Report Metro Edition, andBecker’s Hospital Review named Hoag as one of the 2015 “100 Great Hospitals in America” – a designation Hoag has received three times. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 20 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 20 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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