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Hoag Recognized as Highest Ranked Hospital in Orange County for Top-Quality Care by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals Rankings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., August 1, 2023 — For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals Rankings named Hoag the highest ranked hospital in Orange County, the fourth-best hospital in the Los Angeles metro area and ninth-best in California. The rankings also included national rankings in two specialty areas and recognition for Hoag’s high performance in 17 specialty procedures and conditions.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings serve as an important resource to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions and common elective procedures.

“As the highest ranked hospital in Orange County, we are proud to bring our community access to the most advanced care today through Hoag’s clinical trials, state-of-the-art technologies, renowned institutes and world-class physicians,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and CEO. “This designation is a tribute to Hoag’s commitment to delivering the highest quality, patient-centered care each and every day to our community.”

Hoag’s 2023-2024 rankings included national recognition for specialty services, including:

  • #18 in Orthopedics
  • #49 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Additional rankings included high performing (top 10%) in five adult specialties, including Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Pulmonary & Lung Surgery; and Urology, as well as high performing in 18 common adult procedures and conditions, including Aortic Valve Surgery; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Colon Cancer Surgery; Diabetes; Heart Attack; Heart Bypass Surgery; Heart Failure; Hip Fracture; Hip Replacement; Kidney Failure; Knee Replacement; Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma; Lung Cancer Surgery; Pneumonia; Prostate Cancer Surgery; Stroke and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. To view the full rankings of U.S. News & World Report, visit Best Hospitals.


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, 15 urgent care facilities, 10 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: cancerdigestive healthheart and vascularneurosciences, spine, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, the 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