HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. –
APRIL 28, 2014 – The newly expanded Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach held its grand opening
event on Saturday, April 26, 2014. More than 1,800 residents of Huntington
Beach and community members attended the festivities.
Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and CEO, hosted the Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony with Jerry Wheeler, Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce CEO,
where he addressed city leaders and the community about the specialized
patient-centered approach to healthcare that Hoag is honored to bring
to Huntington Beach. Local dignitaries including Huntington Beach Mayor
Matthew Harper celebrated alongside Hoag executives Cynthia Perazzo, senior
vice president of strategy & business development, Sanford Smith,
senior vice president of real estate, facilities, construction and operations,
and Dominic Shields, executive director, strategy & business development.
Following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, cancer survivors and surf legends
Peter (“PT”) Townend and Jericho Poppler together with the
Rotary Club of Huntington Beach unveiled a custom surfboard painted by
local artist Carole Akins and Hoag cancer patients, that is now on display
at Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach. The surfboard is one of several
one-of-a-kind art pieces created by acclaimed artists and shapers offered
through Surfboards on Parade.
Throughout the day, guests toured the enhanced, state-of-the-art facility,
which provides Huntington Beach residents access to additional Hoag Medical
Group physicians including pediatrics, enhanced imaging services, expanded
breast diagnostic services including Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography), new
heart and vascular outpatient services and additional Hoag-affiliated
specialists. The center is conceived as a “one stop shop”
for health care, with a design that offers both convenience and an enhanced
continuity of care and communication among specialists to help individuals
take better control of their health.
Attendees also received complimentary Hoag gift bags and enjoyed appearances
by Huntington Beach Fire and Police Department personnel, health and wellness
demonstrations, face painting, music, and more.
Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach is located at 19582 Beach Blvd., Huntington
Beach. For more information, call 800-400-HOAG (4624).