NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., February 26, 2020 — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has again attained Magnet® recognition for its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. As part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, this voluntary credentialing program is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

“Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and is an incredible source of pride for our nurses,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, president and CEO of Hoag. “To earn this prestigious designation for an additional four years underscores the foundation of excellence and values that drives our entire staff to deliver the highest quality of care to this community.”

Magnet has become the gold standard for nursing excellence. In fact, U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.

Hoag first received Magnet in 2005. Receiving this respected recognition for the fourth time is a great achievement for Hoag as it continues to proudly belong to the global community of Magnet organizations, a select group of 509 health care organizations out of nearly 6,300 U.S. health care organizations, and one of only 38 in California. Out of the 509 Magnet facilities, only 3% of hospitals receive a fourth redesignation.

Magnet recognition has been shown to provide specific benefits to hospitals and their communities, such as:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions

To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance, and quality were sustained and improved over the period of time since the hospital received its most recent recognition.


“Earning the Magnet recognition has raised the bar for patient care and inspired every member of our team to achieve excellence every day. It is this commitment to providing our community with high quality care that helped us become a Magnet facility, and it’s why we continue to serve as a Magnet hospital today,” said Rick Martin, Ed.D, MSN, RN, senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Hoag.


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Hoag is an approximately $1 billion 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 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. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2019 – 2020 U.S. News & World Report. 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 for more information.