Spiritual Life
Spiritual Life


Mind, body and soul.

Hoag serves all faith traditions and welcomes spiritual leaders from diverse traditions to lend support to our community, ensuring spiritual and emotional care in addition to the physical. Spiritual care at Hoag is inclusive and emphasizes the spiritual direction, prayers and rituals that bring peace during difficult times. Hoag Pastoral Care is nationally accredited to offer professional education for ministry graduate students known as Clinical Pastoral Education. Hoag-trained chaplains complete their residency training at Hoag, which significantly improves our ratio of chaplains to patients in Hoag facilities. Hoag chaplains attend to approximately 6,000 patients a year between both Hoag Newport and Irvine.


The search for meaning and purpose for those receiving treatment, as well as those providing the treatment, make the Spiritual Life Program at Hoag profound, inclusive and team-centered. Spiritual and emotional care is often not covered by insurance, but at Hoag, chaplains provide services dedicated to meeting the spiritual needs of patients and their families as well as our physicians, nurses, staff and the community at large at no cost.

Our Stories

Donors, patients and their families, physicians, nurses, community members—these are the people who make up the Hoag family. These are their stories. Everyone at Hoag is proud and honored to have played a part in so many stories of hope, healing, giving and compassion.