As Chair of the Hoag Hospital Foundation Board, I follow the path laid by former Chairs Cindy Stokke, Roger Kirwan and Jim Coufos, who each provided a clear vision for meeting the Hoag Promise Campaign goals. I am humbled and honored to carry forward their work in the stewardship of the Foundation’s support of Hoag.
We can all take great pride in Hoag’s evolution from a local community hospital established in 1952 to regional powerhouse that is nationally-recognized in many specialties. From Hoag’s start, philanthropy has differentiated it by providing the resources to recruit the best talent, invest in advanced technologies and to continue to improve and expand on the physical infrastructure.
Philanthropy has allowed Hoag to break the mold of what a community hospital should be and can do. These are just a few of the extraordinary achievements for which Hoag has been recognized:
However, our work is not done. Taking a leadership role in the evolving health care landscape and meeting the needs of a growing, diverse population is essential to Hoag’s success. Emboldened by a community of dedicated philanthropists and volunteer leaders, Hoag will continue to leverage its strengths to become a nationally recognized health care provider. Here are just a few recent examples of what philanthropy is making possible:
My goal is to provide quarterly progress updates and news so that you remain aware of the meaningful investments we are making through the Hoag Promise Campaign and, more importantly, the tangible results of those investments.