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Hoag Opens Orange County's First Hospital-Based Residential Program for Addiction Rehabilitation

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., September 1, 2015 --- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced today a major expansion and transformation of its substance abuse services, to be now known as Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers. With tremendous community support, Hoag has re-engineered a historic building on the hospital’s Newport Beach campus to create a modern residential facility, setting a new bar for today’s addiction treatment experience. The 21-bed facility, which will begin accepting new patients in early September, will be the only one of its kind in California that is located on an acute care hospital campus.

For nearly 30 years, Hoag has been a leader in evidence-based addiction recovery treatment. With the addition of this new residential facility (or “rehab”), otherwise known as SolMar Recovery, Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers will offer the Orange County community the most comprehensive continuum available in addiction care. Hoag is uniquely positioned to tailor treatment to the needs of the individual.

“Hoag is one of few rehabilitation centers in the nation to build its treatment programs on a foundation of evidenced-based medicine connected to a hospital campus and a world-class health system,” said Steven Ey, M.D., Medical Director of Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers. “In fact, all of our addiction treatment services offered in Newport and Irvine are part of Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute, which underscores the fact that addiction is a brain disease that can be successfully treated.”

For many, time in treatment remains a key ingredient for effective care. Dr. Ey explains, “By adding a residential component to our long-standing Addiction Treatment Centers, we’re enhancing the treatment experience for those people that require 30 to 90 days in a residential transitional structure and support for successful outcomes.”

While recovery is an individual challenge, the families of those in recovery will impact the process as powerfully as they are impacted by it. Like all of Hoag’s existing inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment services, the new residential experience will place a strong emphasis on family support and participation.

“Once in treatment, families find the recovery process is about much more than one person’s abstinence from drugs or alcohol. The process of recovery is also a process of self-discovery and family reunification,” says Marshall Moncrief, Executive Operations Director of Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers. “The most rewarding part of our work is to walk alongside and witness these courageous families as the very problem that plagued them becomes a springboard for a deeper life experience.”

Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers offer the highest caliber clinical care, from triage, to admission, to the transition back into the community. By employing contemporary therapeutic models alongside traditional care methods, Hoag has created a much-needed alternative in safely guiding families from the trauma of addiction toward a more productive partnership in a sustainable recovery.

Summarizing the multiple benefits of the SolMar Recovery facility and its unique location, Moncrief states, “Hoag’s promise to the community is to provide the highest quality – highest value – healthcare, and we’ve held to that promise here. By creating SolMar Recovery, we’ve combined all the safety, security, and clinical capability of Hoag’s nationally-recognized clinical multidisciplinary expertise, in a place that feels like home.”

Addiction is a serious, scary and growing problem for many in our community. Fortunately, with the comprehensive continuum of Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers, the newest addition of SolMar Recovery residential facility to Hoag’s multidisciplinary and comprehensive collection of brain health programs housed under the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute umbrella, recovery is a hope-filled reality.

Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers also offers focused services for working professionals, young adults, and people with chronic pain and dual diagnoses.


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 eight 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. 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. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 19 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 19 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.