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Survey to Help Shape Healthcare Services at Hoag Hospital Irvine

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Survey to Help Shape Healthcare Services at Hoag Hospital Irvine

Irvine, Calif. -- Hoag Hospital Irvine, in partnership with the City of Irvine, the Orange County Health Needs Assessment and California State University, Fullerton, will conduct a Health Needs Assessment survey of Irvine residents beginning in late June and continuing through August. The results of this confidential survey will benefit Irvine residents by helping Hoag Hospital Irvine and the City of Irvine better understand local healthcare needs.

Hoag Hospital Irvine is scheduled to open in September, following extensive renovations. In the interim, medical staff is working to develop healthcare services the hospital will offer Irvine residents. Conducted by phone, the confidential survey will take approximately 15 minutes and will be offered in five languages, Chinese, English, Farsi, Japanese, and Korean, to effectively reach Irvine’s diverse population.

“Irvine is a diverse and unique community with its own healthcare needs. The survey is an opportunity for Irvine residents to help us define the services we offer as well as how we deliver those services in a culturally sensitive way, so we encourage residents to participate in the survey,” said Dr. Gwyn Parry, Director of Community Medicine, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. “We want the community to have a sense of ownership in the hospital and we believe this is an important step in that direction.”

The Orange County Health Needs Assessment, which conducts a countywide health assessment survey every three years, is overseeing the development of the survey and the Social Science Research Center at California State University, Fullerton is leading the implementation of the phone survey. Survey takers will identify themselves and will not ask for confidential personal information. For more information about the Irvine Health Needs Assessment survey, call Pamela Austin, 714-547-3631

About Hoag Hospital Irvine

Hoag Hospital Irvine will open in September 2010 as a state-of-the-art acute care general hospital after 18 months of extensive renovations. Hoag assumed a long-term lease for the hospital facility formerly known as Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center in early 2009. The facility serves as an extension of Hoag’s services in Newport Beach. The hospital and emergency room are closed as renovations are made. In the interim, emergency services are available at a number of local hospitals including Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Saddleback, St. Joseph’s, Western Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Hospital Irvine. Physician offices adjacent to the hospital remain open during construction. For more information about Hoag Hospital Irvine call (949) 764-5921 or visit www.HoagHospitalIrvine.org.

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (www.hoag.org ) is a 498-bed, non-profit, acute care hospital located in Newport Beach, Calif. Designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Hoag offers a comprehensive mix of health care services, including Centers of Excellence in cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 14 consecutive years. And for an unprecedented 14 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as the county’s best hospital in a local newspaper survey. In order to meet the growing needs of Irvine and South County residents, Hoag will open an Irvine hospital in 2010. Hoag continues to offer additional services to the community through the seven Hoag Health Centers located throughout Orange County.

About the City of Irvine

The City of Irvine has a population of more than 212,000, spans 65 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.cityofirvine.org .