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Leading with a Clear Vision for Meeting the Hoag Promise Campaign Goals

Robert S. Brunswick

Chair, Hoag Hospital Foundation Board

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:

  • Hoag was the highest ranked hospital in Orange County in the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report and was ranked the #3 hospital in the Los Angeles Metro Area and the #8 hospital in California.
  • Hoag has attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program.
  • Becker’s Hospital Review named Hoag one of 2016’s “100 Great Hospitals in America.” Hoag has received this designation four times – in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. 

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:

  • Hoag is pushing forward its expansion across Orange County with the opening of the Hoag Health Care Center in Tustin in 2018.
  • Hoag will continue to recruit distinguished physicians and clinical staff such as Heather Macdonald, M.D., medical director of the Hoag Breast & Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program, who is elevating the standard of care for women at increased risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.
  • Hoag Family Cancer Institute’s strategic alliance with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute and designated comprehensive cancer center, allows Hoag to offer phase 1 clinical trials through the Hoag Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program and bring the latest treatment innovations to our community.  

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.

Thank you,

 

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