Hoag is the Highest Ranked Hospital in Orange County by U.S. News & World Report

Monday, August 21, 2017

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Continuing its steady rise into the top tier of America’s best hospitals, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian on August 8 announced it is the highest ranked hospital in Orange County, now ranked the third-best hospital in the Los Angeles metro area and eighth-best in California overall in the new annual national rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Hoag was the only Orange County hospital ranked in the top 10 for California.

Hoag’s 2017-2018 rankings also included:

  • #25 nationally in Orthopedics
  • #27 nationally in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (two-way tie)
  • #46 nationally in Pulmonology
  • #47 nationally in Geriatrics (two-way tie)
  • High performing in three adult specialties, including Neurology & Neurosurgery, Nephrology, and Urology
  • High performing in all nine types of care, including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery

“Hoag’s steady ascension to one of the state’s and nation’s top hospitals is a testament to our highly talented and compassionate staff who provide the highest quality patient care every day,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and CEO. “We are extremely honored to be named the third best hospital in the LA Metro area -- one of the largest and most competitive health care markets in the nation.”

Braithwaite continued: “Hoag was founded on a commitment to delivering outstanding and innovative care. We remain proud of our long history and reputation as a trusted local health care partner for the communities we so proudly serve. We will continue to be an example of excellence in community-focused innovation, quality and patient care.”

Now in their 28th year, the U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

To view the full rankings of U.S. News & World Report, visit Best Hospitals.


Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 29,000 inpatients and 305,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to seven health centers and ten urgent care centers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas:cancerheart and vascularneuroscienceswomen’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institutewhich consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2017 - 2018 U.S. News & World Report, andBecker’s Hospital Review named Hoag as one of the 2016 “100 Great Hospitals in America” – a designation Hoag has received four times. For an unprecedented 21 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.

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