We did it. As a collective with a common goal, we exceeded the Hoag Promise Campaign goal with a total of $760 million raised.
To me, that figure translates to lives changed. Patients who come to Hoag find passionate, dedicated clinicians with tools and research that previous generations could only imagine. Hoag nurses receive the support they need to achieve their academic dreams and bring expertise and best practices back to patients. Hoag’s five major institutes have the resources to advance health care and provide programs that give families hope right here in their own community.
For all this, I have you to thank. Hoag has relied on the generosity and vision of our community who stand unwavering in support of its mission. The reasons for giving to Hoag are plenty, but when I’ve spoken with our philanthropists, nearly all of them say that Hoag means something to them. Their children were born at Hoag. A life was saved. A group of kind, caring strangers carried them through a difficult journey. Hoag was there for them, and they were ready to be there for Hoag.
I am deeply honored to have served on the Hoag Hospital Foundation Board at this very special time in Hoag’s history. Not only am I proud to have served alongside a group of extraordinarily committed volunteer leaders, I feel that I am part of a legacy. But the work isn’t over yet. The Hoag Promise Campaign has changed Hoag forever. By propelling us even higher into the ranks of the nation’s health care institutions, we can do greater things. And we will.
For now, I am grateful for your generosity and your support of Hoag. As we move forward in our plan to grow and serve our community, we will be here helping to write new chapters in the history of Hoag.
Kathleen M. Armstrong
Chair, Hoag Hospital Foundation Board