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Hoag Named One of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care and Obstetrics by Women's Choice Awards®

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., February 4, 2020 --- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced it has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care and Obstetrics by the Women’s Choice Award®. This is the seventh consecutive year (2014 - 2020) that Hoag has received awards in these categories.

“These awards not only reflect Hoag’s commitment to providing comprehensive, quality care, but highlight our dedicated team of physicians, nurses and staff who continue to deliver an outstanding experience for our patients,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, president and CEO of Hoag. “It’s a great honor to receive this national recognition from the Women’s Choice Award.”

These evidence-based designations signify that Hoag is in the top 8 percent of 4,910 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services and in the top 17 percent of 4,982 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.

The methodology for the America’s Best Hospitals list is unique in that it combines national accreditations, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in patient services based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. Additionally, each service line award has supplementary criteria that are specific to the specialty.

For more information about the America’s Best Hospitals lists, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/.


Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 30,000 inpatients and 450,000 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 eight health centers and 11 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. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2019 - 2020 U.S. News & World Report, andBecker’s Healthcare named Hoag as one of the 2018 “100 Great Hospitals in America” – a designation Hoag has received five times. For an unprecedented 23 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.


Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute (JMCHVI) is one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast, and is well respected for delivering quality care and exceptional patient outcomes in the areas of valve disease, vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmia. The JMCHVI has achieved international and national accreditation for many of its programs, including being named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation by IBM Watson Health™ and the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons also rates Hoag’s CABG and aortic surgery programs 3 out of 3 stars, placing Hoag’s cardiac surgery program in the top 1.8 percent among programs in the nation. Hoag's physicians perform more surgeries and procedures with better outcomes than any other hospital in the county.


Hoag Women's Health Institute improves the lives of the women it serves with personalized, integrated care through prevention, wellness and treatment. Recognizing the special health care needs of women throughout their lives, Hoag Women's Health Institute offers nationally recognized programs in the areas of breast health, gynecological health and maternal child health, including the first and only breast center in Orange County to be designated as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™, a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS™), national ranked in gynecology by U.S. News & World Report and one of America's best hospitals for Obstetrics by Women's Choice Award®. Hoag Women’s Health Institute also provides coordinated specialized care for women across the continuum with unique programs such as the Breast & Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program, the Maternal Mental Health Program, Hoag for Her Center for Wellness, and Hoag Pelvic Health Program.

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