Hoag Belongs to You, Orange County

When Hoag opened its doors and welcomed a curious public for the first time in September of 1952, the message was unmistakable. It was created by the community, for the community.

“I have great pride to see my family’s legacy carried on at the hospital, yet what gives me the greatest pride is hearing the stories of the lives impacted. And it’s not just what happens inside the four walls anymore — it’s how deeply Hoag has become rooted in the community,” said Melinda Hoag Smith, president and chief executive officer, George Hoag Family Foundation.

Hoag was created for,

and belongs to,

Orange County.

That sentiment has only grown stronger in the nearly seven decades since Hoag warmly greeted its first patients and guests. Today, Hoag is admired as a community-centric partner that provides nationally renowned health care and wellness services.

The Hoag of 2020 comprises two acute-care hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine, five specialty-care institutes — focusing on cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health and orthopedics — 14 urgent care centers and eight community health centers, with a ninth health center opening in January in Foothill Ranch.

“As the residents of Orange County steadily made Hoag their hospital through the years, Hoag has responded in kind by expanding its services and reputation for extraordinary care,” says Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag’s president and chief executive officer.

“One thing that hasn’t changed — and will never change — is the foundation of compassion that everything we do stands on. When you come to us for your health and wellness needs, you become an important member of our extended family.”

And a part of the history and legacy of a remarkable health care organization that Orange County rightfully, and proudly, calls its own.

Thank You, Orange County

In ways almost too numerous to count, residents have embraced Hoag as Orange County’s hospital since it opened in 1952. But here are a few numbers that help make that fact perfectly clear.


200,000 BABIES

have entered the world at Hoag since it’s opening, making it California’s 2nd busiest hospitals for new births.


THAN 1,700

of America’s most accomplished and renowned medical staff members.



in programs and services to the underserved community within the past five years.



in Orange County according to US News & World Report


donate their time and talents to help create one of the finest community hospitals in the nation.



delivering life-changing health care and wellness services.

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