Hoag Physician Chosen to Participate in Nation's Most Prestigious Leadership Program for Health Care Professionals

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Newport Beach, Calif., April 3, 2013 — Dr. Allyson Brooks, executive medical director of the Women’s Health Institute at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, has been selected for what is widely considered the nation’s most prestigious leadership program for medical professionals.

Brooks is one of only ten professionals nationwide named to the 2013 class of The Academy GE Fellowship Program for Physician Executives. Founded in 2006, the prestigious two-year program seeks to accelerate the professional development of physicians such as Brooks who are considered “high-potential leaders” within large health care systems.

Fellows are nominated by their health system after consideration of distinguishing personal characteristics – for example, the candidate has been described as an “up and comer” within the organization; is committed to leadership with a track record of success; has followed a pathway to corporate responsibility, and shows motivation for continued growth. Her nomination by the Senior Leadership at Hoag is a testament to her aptitude as a leader and the admiration she has garnered from her peers, as well as the organization’s commitment to develop physician leaders.

Dr. Brooks was one of five health care professionals chosen for the program’s CMO Executive Leadership Curriculum, which focuses on physician alignment, performance and relations, patient safety, new delivery system and integration models, clinical transformation and change management, and regulatory affairs.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have been selected and to have the opportunity to enhance my leadership skills and experience,” said Dr. Brooks, who has led Hoag’s Women’s Health Institute since October 2010. “My mentors and peers at Hoag have all been extraordinarily supportive and encouraging, and the skills I’ll learn through The Academy GE Fellowship in the long run will elevate the level of collaboration and patient care we provide.”

During the intensive program, Fellows take part in a comprehensive series of health system executive meetings, study in-depth the challenges facing today’s leading health systems, and explore approaches to addressing them. They also collaborate with Fellows Program peers, receive coaching from senior executive mentors and executive leaders of the nation’s largest health systems, and learn business practices and leadership techniques from corporate leaders.

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats nearly 30,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, seven health centers, and five 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. 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 16 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 16 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.