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Diabetes Center

Sweet Success When It Comes to Managing Gestational Diabetes

“I attribute my healthy pregnancy, delivery and baby to the incredible team at Hoag. From the physicians and nurses, to the front desk receptionists, my experience was a positive one because of them,” said Christine. “I’m proud to say I no longer have diabetes, but I feel blessed to have been in such great hands. I hope my story will help anyone else who is going through this.”

Heart & Vascular

Sean Porter is Living Proof that Hoag Heals Heart to Heart

It was a very difficult time but it felt like we had the best people in the world working on him. I am so grateful to Hoag that they not only took care of him, but our entire family. They treated all of us like we were all part of a family.

Heart & Vascular

Genetic Heart Disease & the Importance of a Heart Healthy Life

“I would never go anywhere other than Hoag because the care you receive there is so substantially different than any other hospital,” Gary Leibowitz said. “You get the sense that the nurses and physicians love what they do.”

Heart & Vascular

Hoag Gave Jenny Murphy What Her Heart Desired

“We assumed we couldn’t have children. I look at my three kids, and I think, ‘Dr. Raney gave me this.’ He worked so hard and sacrificed time with his family to give me mine.”

Heart & Vascular

Valve Replacement Without Opening the Chest

“I didn’t want open-heart surgery. I am thankful for the development of this technology. I’m living in a wonderful age.”

Heart & Vascular

Living Proof that Hoag Heals Heart to Heart, One

From generation to generation, Hoag has improved — and many times, saved — lives, including mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters. And grandfathers and grandsons. Sean Porter is reminded of that fact every time he looks into his grandfather’s eyes. Bill Porter had a heart attack and subsequent heart surgery by a … Read More

Heart & Vascular

For Valve Repair Patients, Hoag is a Destination

"Everybody here is outstanding."

Women's Health

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Hoag Heals Busy Mom of Two

“Dealing with the pain from my injury hurt me both physically and mentally,” said Peiffer. “Numerous physicians and physical therapists told me they couldn’t help me or that my case was too complicated for them. I felt hopeless.”


Searching for stability: How a Hoag specialist helped patient

Searching for stability: How a Hoag specialist helped patient find answers, get treatment When Virginia Torney started to feel off-balance, she was concerned. The 84-year-old always been active, with pilates, yoga and frequent walks serving as staples in her lifestyle. But three years ago, she started to notice she was walking differently. Virginia at first … Read More


Breast cancer survivor thanks Hoag ‘Dream Team’

To have Dr. Silverstein build a team like that in two hours was astounding to me. I am honored to be his patient.