Hoag Recognized on Becker's Hospital Review's "100 Hospitals & Health Systems with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs" 2015 List

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., December 2, 2015 --- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has been recognized for the second year in a row by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs."

“We are honored to be recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the most prominent and forward-thinking Neurosurgery and Spine Program in the nation,” said Michael Brant-Zawadzki, M.D., F.A.C.R., executive medical director of Hoag Neurosciences Institute and the Ron and Sandi Simon Endowed Chair.

The hospitals and health systems on this year's list are national leaders in neurosciences, providing treatment for patients with various brain and spine conditions. They have received recognition for excellence from various reputable organizations in areas such as neurosurgery, spine surgery and stroke care.

“Offering comprehensive care with subspecialist teams in Gamma Knife radiosurgery, pituitary tumors, epilepsy and movement disorders, cognitive issues, and other disorders, Hoag Neurosciences Institute uses the best evidence based clinical care, state of the art technology, and advanced clinical research, all focused on the individual patient need,” said Sheila Porter, executive director of operations of Hoag Neurosciences Institute.

Becker's Hospital Review selected hospitals for inclusion based on national rankings and awards from several institutions, including U.S. News & World Report national and regional rankings for neurology and neurosurgery, CareChex rankings for neurological care, neurosurgery and spine surgery, Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery designation, Healthgrades neurosurgery, spine and stroke care awards and Magnet designation for nursing excellence.

Becker's Hospital Review has published a version of this list annually since 2012.

The full list can be read here: http://bit.ly/1NqibKL


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, 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 U.S. News & World Report Metro Edition. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 20 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 20 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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