Ranked #4 Hospital in Los Angeles Metro Area and #8 in California; Only Orange County Hospital Ranked in the Top 10 in California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 28, 2020 — U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 Best Hospitals Rankings once again named Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian the highest ranked hospital in Orange County, the fourth-best hospital in the Los Angeles metro area and eighth-best in California. The rankings also included national rankings in seven specialty areas and recognition for Hoag’s high performance in 13 specialty procedures.

In this unusual year, 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.

“We have been humbled each year that we have receive this prestigious national recognition, but this year feels particularly special. We are proud of the excellence we have been able to deliver in the face of a global pandemic. This recognition is a tribute to Hoag’s commitment to delivering the highest quality, patient-centered care to the Orange County community – no matter what the obstacle,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and CEO. “We are so grateful for the dedication of our employees, medical staff, volunteers, and our board, who demonstrate the compassion and courage to provide unsurpassed personalized care.”

Hoag’s 2020-2021 rankings included national recognition for specialty services, including:

  • #27 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • #29 in Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • #33 in Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • #35 in Orthopedics
  • #37 in Gynecology
  • #38 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • #40 in Geriatrics

Additional rankings included high performing in three adult specialties, Cancer, Nephrology and Urology, as well as high performing in 10 procedures and conditions, including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Cancer Surgery, and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

“What we are doing today is remarkable. Hoag’s advancements in the areas of neurology and neurosurgery, cancer research, and heart and vascular disease are just a few examples of how we are leading and innovating. Hoag’s culture of innovation inspires our physician leaders to continually seek the most advanced treatments, state-of-the-art technologies and access to clinical trials for our patients. These rankings reflect our commitment to that culture and to our community,” Braithwaite said.

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 network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 30,000 inpatients and 480,000 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 nine health centers and 13 urgent care centers. Hoag has invested $261 million in programs and services to support the underserved community within the past five years, including areas like mental health, homelessness, transportation for seniors, education, and support for single mothers. 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 the 2020 – 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings, Hoag is the highest ranked hospital in Orange County and the only OC hospital ranked in the Top 10 in California. For an unprecedented 23 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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