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Michael Ricks Named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Categories: Press Room

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 20, 2015 --- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced Michael Ricks as executive vice president and chief operating officer. In his new role, Ricks assumes responsibility for day-to-day operations at Hoag’s Newport Beach and Irvine hospital campuses as well as the Hoag Health Centers, located in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa and Aliso Viejo.

Ricks joins Hoag having served most recently as a COO and CEO within the Dignity Health system. Prior to that, he worked in various leadership and administrative capacities with Sentara Healthcare on the East Coast. With more than 18 years of leadership experience in health care, Ricks is recognized for his leadership in physician and employee engagement, performance improvement, business development growth, and his passion for enhancing patient experience.

“We are honored to welcome Michael Ricks to the Hoag family, and to add his strategic and operational expertise to our team at this revolutionary time in health care,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and chief executive officer. “His passion and proven leadership will help us advance our mission to provide the highest quality health care services to the communities we serve.”


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, six health centers, and eight 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. 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.