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Hoag Offers Dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department

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Orange County’s First Hospital with an Emergency Department for Expectant Mothers

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – August 27, 2014 – Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian debuted a four-room Obstetrics Emergency Department (OB-ED) in its Newport Beach location earlier this year to provide continuity of care and quick treatment for pregnant women over 16 weeks of gestation. The OB-ED has three full-time and two part-time laborists – an obstetrician who works full-time in a hospital – and two nurses to ensure expert care is available around the clock for expectant mothers in need of immediate care.

This service contributes to a growing trend nationwide that helps increase access to specialists and improves patient outcomes.

“Hoag Hospital Newport Beach is honored to be the first hospital in Orange County to create an Emergency Department specifically for Obstetrics,” said Allyson Brooks, M.D. executive medical director of the Hoag Women’s Health Institute. “Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we are able to provide enhanced coverage and a critical safety net to pregnant women in the community.”

Since its opening, over 200 patients per month have presented to Hoag’s OB-ED for complications of pregnancy including diabetes, preeclampsia, bleeding, etc. and evaluation and treatment of conditions such as nausea, vomiting, headache, and urinary tract infections.

The OB-ED is located on the 5th floor of the Sue and Bill Gross Women’s Pavilion at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. For more information, visit www.hoag.org.

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 24,000 inpatients and 362,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, six health centers, and six urgent care centers. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which has served Orange County since 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010, are designated Magnet hospitals 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. 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 and received the Women’s Choice Award® for America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 18 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 18 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as the county’s best hospital in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.