Hoag - Irvine
Fundraising Priorities


Those who live and work in Irvine have embraced Hoag in their neighborhoods. In fact, the demand has only grown for Hoag’s outstanding brand of care. Continued philanthropic support will extend Hoag’s reach into this rapidly growing area of Orange County with an emphasis on expanding comprehensive, specialized services.


For more information on these giving opportunities and others in support of the Hoag Irvine campus, please contact Angelina Morano, Executive Director of Major Gifts, at (949) 764-7221 or Angelina.Morano@hoag.org.


Advancing Cancer Care

Hoag Family Cancer Institute is the number one provider of cancer care in Orange County. Philanthropy will position Hoag to expand advanced care to the Irvine community in the following areas:

Center for Precision Oncology, Genetics and Genomics

Cancer has traditionally been treated with therapy generally selected based on the organ location of the tumor–breast, lung, colon and so on. In recent years, scientific researchers and physicians have begun to unravel the unique genetic codes that drive an individual’s cancer, rendering a “one size fits all approach” obsolete. Using precision oncology, physicians leverage novel genomic technologies, such as tumor profiling, to identify the genetic abnormalities causing an individual’s tumor and select the precise therapies that will target those genetic changes. This transformational and highly personalized approach is opening new treatment options for patients who may have been told “there’s nothing else we can do.” This advanced care is happening at Hoag Family Cancer Institute. Philanthropy will expand Hoag’s ability to serve more patients with a precision oncology approach.

Developmental Therapeutics/Clinical Trials Program

Hoag Family Cancer Institute revolutionized community-based cancer care when it became the first community hospital in Orange County to offer access to therapeutic agents still in development (drugs in phases 1 and 2 of clinical research trials). These types of therapies–based on the latest and still-evolving science–are typically only available at large academic medical centers. The ability to attract the most groundbreaking clinical trials requires renowned clinical experts and a robust research infrastructure. Philanthropy will extend this high-impact program to the Irvine community, opening additional clinical trials and ensuring every cancer patient has the opportunity to participate in innovative clinical research.

Molecular Imaging Program

Where other diagnostic imaging procedures predominantly offer anatomical pictures, molecular imaging allows physicians to see how the body is functioning and to measure its chemical and biological processes to create personalized cancer therapies. Molecular imaging can be used to identify cancer in its earliest stages and determine the exact location of a tumor, often before symptoms occur or abnormalities can be detected with other diagnostic tests. As this exciting field advances and brings new hope to cancer patients, philanthropic support will position Hoag Family Cancer Institute to launch a state-of-the-art program.


Building Digestive Health Services

Currently under development, Hoag Digestive Health Institute is transforming digestive health care in Orange County. Philanthropic support in the following areas will accelerate the expansion of comprehensive gastroenterology services into the Irvine community.

Named Digestive Health Institute Innovation Funds

Named innovation funds for the Digestive Health Institute will ensure a comprehensive program infrastructure is available to Hoag Irvine patients to address every aspect of digestive health care. This includes a coordinated system of registered dietitians, nurse navigators, social workers and mental health professionals working alongside Hoag’s specialized multidisciplinary physician team.

Digestive Health Institute Endowed Chairs

Hoag’s Endowed Chair Program not only enhances Hoag’s reputation, it also positions the institution to attract renowned clinicians and experts. Supporting exceptional clinical and administrative leadership is fundamental to the continued growth and development of the Digestive Health Institute’s programs and services at Hoag Irvine.

Endowed chairs are available in the following areas:

  •  Pancreatic-Biliary Gallbladder
  •  Advanced Endoscopy
  •  Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  •  Liver Program

Expanding Women’s Health Offerings

Currently, women who live in Irvine and South Orange County must come to Hoag’s Newport Beach campus for many specialized women’s services. They trust Hoag with their health and lives. Hoag’s vision has always been to respond to their steadfast commitment with health care offerings that are more accessible and convenient while maintaining Hoag’s standard of excellence and capacity to innovate. Donors can partner with Hoag in expanding the following key women’s services in Irvine:

Maternity Care

Hoag is bringing comprehensive maternity services to Irvine, meeting the high demand for family-centered, culturally sensitive maternity offerings. This includes birthing suites where women can go through labor, delivery and receive postpartum care all in the same suite with a home-like feel and expanded obstetrical offerings, including midwives and doulas.

Comprehensive Breast and Gynecologic Care

Hoag is a national leader in both breast and gynecologic care and addresses the full spectrum of women’s needs from early detection and prevention to holistic care for cancer survivors. Philanthropy will help bring Hoag’s trusted brand of these specialized services directly to Irvine.

Research and Clinical Trials

Hoag is committed to offering the newest medical advancements to patients in their community. Donor support will enable Hoag to bring women’s health-focused research and clinical trials to the Hoag Irvine campus.

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