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Hoag Named One of the Nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for a Second Consecutive Year

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., November 29, 2016 --- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has again been named one of the nation’s “50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals” by Truven Health Analytics™, an IBM ® Company providing information and solutions that seek to improve the cost and quality of health care. Hoag has received this national designation in back-to-back years, both 2016 and 2017, and was the only California community hospital to make the list.

“Hoag is proud to be recognized nationally as one of America’s top cardiovascular hospitals by Truven Health Analytics,” said Tom Lonergan, executive director of Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute. “Our specialized team of physicians, nurses, staff and management continue to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient outcomes to our great community and beyond.”

According to Truven's analysis, if all cardiovascular hospitals performed at the same level as the 50 Top Hospitals, 9,000 more lives could be saved annually, nearly 6,000 heart complications could be avoided, and more than $1.4 billion in healthcare spending could be saved.

Overall, some of the key performance benchmarks set by this year’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals include lower readmission rates, higher inpatient survival rates, fewer complications and shorter lengths of stay.

New to this year's study is a five-year trend analysis of cardiovascular care. The analysis found significant improvement over the five-year period in a number of key quality measures, such as 30-day readmission rates and 30-day mortality rates for acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

To ensure fair, objective analysis of a hospital’s performance, Truven Health Analytics uses only public data sources and peer-reviewed methodologies for evaluations. The 18th annual review looked at 1,012 hospitals that provide medical and surgical treatment for heart disease. The list includes the 50 hospitals that scored highest on heart attack and heart failure treatments and coronary bypass and angioplasty surgeries.


Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 27,000 inpatients and 379,000 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.


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