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

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 8, 2024 — Once again, Hoag has received straight “A’s” on 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 medical errors.

“We are proud to be recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation for patient safety,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and CEO. “This designation from Leapfrog is a reflection on our incredible medical staff, nursing staff and the entire organization for providing compassionate and high-quality care for Orange County.”

Leapfrog collects and transparently reports hospital performance using more than 30 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and information from other supplemental data sources. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are assigned to nearly 3,000 general acute care hospitals in the U.S. For more information about the Safety Grade or to view the list of state rankings, please visit


Hoag is a nonprofit, regional health care delivery system in Orange County, California. Delivering world-class, comprehensive, personalized care, Hoag consists of 1,800 top physicians, 16 urgent care facilities, 11 health & wellness centers, and two award-winning hospitals. Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes seven institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, digestive health, heart and vascular, neurosciences, spine, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and four ambulatory surgical centers. Hoag is the highest ranked hospital in Orange County by U.S. News & World Report and the only OC hospital ranked in the Top 10 in California, as well as a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). For more information, visit


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