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Hoag Named One of the Top Hospitals in the U.S. - and the World

Categories: Press Room

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 4, 2019 --- Hoag is proud to announce that it recently received two global designations highlighting the hospital as one of the best in the U.S. by IBM Watson Health – and the world by Newsweek.

“We are proud to be recognized by these esteemed organizations for demonstrating that high quality care, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiency can be achieved together,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, president and CEO of Hoag. “As a community hospital, these designations underscore our commitment to the communities we serve.”

For the second consecutive year, IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals® annual study identified Hoag as one of the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. This designation spotlights the best-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard using publicly available data for clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metrics. To view the full list of recipients, click here.

Newsweek’s inaugural 2019 list of the World’s Best Hospitals recognized Hoag as one of the 1,000 best hospitals across 11 countries – USA, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Israel. The World’s Best Hospital title was determined by recommendations from peers and patient experience. The U.S. had the most hospitals with 250, and Hoag was ranked in the Top 100 at #93. To view the full list of recipients, click here.


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 2018 - 2019 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.


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