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Hoag Classic Returns to Newport Beach Country Club for Annual PGA TOUR Champions Event

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., February 15, 2024 — The Hoag Classic, Orange County’s only PGA TOUR Champions event, returns to Newport Beach Country Club on March 20 through 24, 2024. Hoag Health System is once again the title sponsor and beneficiary of the tournament, and City National Bank and McCarthy Building Companies are the tournament’s presenting … Read More

Hollywood’s Portrayal of Cancer in Movies Fuels Misconceptions, New Study Finds

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (January 17, 2024) – Hollywood films may provide an unrealistic view of cancer to individuals with cancer and their families, and can create misunderstandings about curability, treatment options, types of care available and cost, according to a study published today in JCO Oncology Practice. The study was led by David J. Benjamin, … Read More

Hoag Signs on as Title Sponsor of the OC Marathon

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 4, 2023 – In its ongoing commitment to creating a healthier community, Hoag announced today it will be the title sponsor of the 20th annual OC Marathon, now dubbed the Hoag OC Marathon.  The popular Southern California running festival will welcome more than 22,000 runners during the weekend of May 3-5, … Read More

Hoag’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Team Earns Highest Distinction in Three Surgical Areas

 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2023) – Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute has earned the highest distinction possible, a three-star rating out of three stars, from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for three categories of surgery – isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR), isolated mitral valve replacement and repair (MVRR) and isolated … Read More

Hoag Among the First in the World to Successfully Implant AVEIR™ DR, Recently FDA Approved Dual Chamber Leadless Pacemaker System

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2023) – Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced the successful implant of the world’s first dual chamber leadless pacemaker in a patient. The minimally invasive surgery was a success and marks a new era in cardiac care. The FDA recently approved the AVEIR™ DR, the world’s first dual chamber leadless pacemaker … Read More

Hoag Receives $50 Million Gift to Create One-of-a-Kind Center for Brain Health

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2023) – Hoag today announced a transformational $50 million gift that will establish the Richard H. Pickup Center for Brain Health, a powerhouse of innovation that will pioneer new, whole family-centered approaches to brain health and healthy aging. Long-time Newport Beach philanthropist Richard Pickup has made numerous gifts to Hoag … Read More

Hoag Earns Straight “A’s” on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., November 6, 2023 — Hoag has once again been awarded straight “A’s” by the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for its hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine. Achieving the nation’s top honor for patient safety, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade rates a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and … Read More

Hoag Welcomes Dr. Ronald Wolf as Medical Director of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

NEWPORT BEACH and IRVINE, Calif., (October 17, 2023) – Hoag is proud to announce the recruitment of Ronald Wolf, M.D., F.A.C.S., as medical director of hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery at Hoag Family Cancer Institute. The fellowship-trained, board-certified surgical oncologist specializes in treating liver, bile duct and pancreatic cancers. “We welcome Dr. Wolf, whose extensive clinical … Read More

Hoag to Offer Technology to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier and More Accurately

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2023) –A new lung cancer screening technology is now available at Hoag Family Cancer Institute in Orange County, empowering physicians with greater accuracy in diagnosing lung cancer earlier, when it is most treatable. Hoag is integrating the Cios Spin imaging equipment with the 3D imaging of Hoag’s Ion Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy … Read More

Hoag Recruits Renowned Physician and Researcher from Dartmouth to Lead Hoag Neuro-Oncology Program

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (August 30, 2023) – Hoag is proud to announce that Simon Khagi, M.D., F.A.C.P., a renowned, triple board-certified medical oncologist and neuro-oncologist specializing in primary and metastatic brain cancers and spinal cord tumors, has joined the Hoag Family Cancer Institute as the director of neuro-oncology. Under Dr. Khagi’s leadership, Hoag’s Brain & … Read More