Newly Expanded Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach Welcomes Community to Grand Opening Event April 26

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.APRIL 17, 2014 – Residents of Huntington Beach and community members throughout Orange County are invited to the grand opening of the newly expanded Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and CEO. In attendance will also be Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper, State Assembly and City Council Representatives, as well as Hoag executives Cynthia Perazzo, senior vice president of strategy & business development and Sanford Smith, senior vice president of real estate, facilities, construction and operations.

Immediately following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, surf legends Peter (“PT”) Townend and Jericho Poppler together with the Rotary Club of Huntington Beach will unveil a custom surfboard painted by local artist Carole Atkins and Hoag cancer patients, 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.

The first 500 attendees at the event will receive a complimentary Hoag gift bag and all guests will enjoy festivities to include appearances by Huntington Beach Fire and Police Department personnel, health and wellness demonstrations, face painting, music, and more. Additionally, independent licensed Insurance Agents, Sue Tarvin and Darrick Tarvin, experts on Medicare, Medigap, HMO’s and Prescription Drug plans will be on hand to answer questions and assist with insurance plan information.

Throughout the day, guests can tour 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.

To demonstrate Hoag’s commitment to supporting Huntington Beach families with their health and wellness goals, an array of complimentary health screenings will be offered at the event including skin cancer screenings provided by Hoag-affiliated dermatologists, as well as carotid artery, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), macular degeneration, balance, and strength assessment screenings.

Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach is located at 19582 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. For more information, call 800-400-HOAG (4624).


Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats nearly 30,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, seven health centers, and five 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. 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 18 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 18 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as the county’s best hospital in a local newspaper survey. Visit for more information.