Newport Beach, CA (December 3, 2014) – Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian was recognized by the Regional Center
of Orange County (RCOC) for its dedication and ongoing commitment in support
of people with developmental disabilities. The certificate of appreciation
was awarded for Hoag’s program that employs individuals with developmental
disabilities in its food and nutrition departments.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Regional Center of Orange
County for our work with individuals with disabilities,” said Lesa
Blake, Director of Food, Nutrition and Support Services at Hoag. “It
is inspiring to have these hardworking and wonderful people on our team
and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Goodwill and Irvine
For more than 10 years, Hoag has worked with Goodwill of Orange County
to employ a number of Goodwill program participants with disabilities.
These individuals find a sense of purpose working alongside a job coach
and other Hoag employees in the cafeteria. Hoag also offers volunteer
opportunities for students with developmental disabilities in the vocational
programs within the Irvine School District.
“Hoag has been a longtime supporter of our Employment Training and
Education Program,” said Frank Talarico, Jr. CEO and President of
Goodwill of Orange County. “The jobs they provide empower individuals
with disabilities and other barriers to employment to achieve their fullest
potential and positively impact the community.”
The Regional Center of Orange County is one of 21 regional centers in
the State of California created under the Lanterman Act, helping coordinate
life-long services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities
and their families. Developmental disabilities include autism, epilepsy,
cerebral palsy, and intellectual disabilities. Currently, RCOC serves
close to 17,000 Orange County residents with disabilities.
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:
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.