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August 23, 2008
Something very un-Hoag like happened back in April. According to the state’s Department of Public Health, a patient at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian had a retractor blade left in his abdomen after surgery. A second surgery, in which doctors removed the blade, was necessary. Here’s what went wrong: Doctors and the nursing staff failed to complete an instrument count before the patient’s assistive breathing tube was removed and before doctors closed the patient’s skin over his stomach area, where the surgery was being performed, according to a report issued by the Department of Public Health.
By Joseph Serna | May 17, 2008
The family of a Costa Mesa woman killed in an August 2006 car accident has filed wrongful death lawsuits against Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, several doctors associated with it and the driver accused of killing her. The family of Candace Tift, a popular 31-year-old Eastbluff Elementary School teacher, allege that Hoag Hospital and doctors Paul Corona, Jeffrey Barke, Kenneth Cheng and William Park, who are associated with Hoag, negligently provided...
November 5, 2013
Nominated by volunteers for the kindness they showed while on duty, three Hoag Hospital staff members were recognized recently at the Trauma Intervention Program of Orange County's Heroes with Heart Awards. Dr. James Shen, who has worked at Hoag Hospital Irvine for three years, "enjoys the challenges of a dynamic work environment," like the emergency department, according to a statement from the hospital. Nicole Bryant, a registered nurse, has been at Hoag for more than five years, the statement said, and has worked at the Irvine hospital since its grand opening three years ago. Bryant enjoys working with emergency department patients during some of their most "critical" life moments, it said.
September 13, 2011
More than 20 families of organ donors united at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach on Tuesday to celebrate their loved ones' life-saving gifts. Hospital officials unveiled a piece of art dedicated to their contribution. Leaves on the "Tree of Life" identify organ donors by name and the year they made their sacrifices. OneLegacy, an organ and tissue recovering organization, honored the donors along with the hospital's employees. Between 2006 and 2010, Hoag had the largest number of tissue donations in Orange County with 138 consented donors.
By Brianna Bailey | October 3, 2009
Tasteful paintings of sunsets hang on the walls and soft music plays in the halls of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s new Imaging Center. “It feels more like a day spa than a hospital,” said Kristina Mehanna, a radiological clerical supervisor at Hoag. “Patients really like that.” The new imaging center features new, state-of-the-art MRI and CT scanning equipment. Hoag celebrated the grand opening of its new Newport Beach health center on Saturday.
August 23, 2011
Nina Robinson, a former Irvine Co. employee, has been hired by Hoag Hospital's communication department, a hospital administrator confirmed Tuesday. The hospital plans to release a statement about the new hire in the coming weeks, said spokeswoman Tracy McCarthy. Robinson formerly served as vice president of marketing and communications at Newport Beach-based Irvine Co. retail properties, where she started in 1997, according to her profile on LinkedIn. She has an undergraduate degree in marketing and finance from Woodbury University, according to the profile.
February 15, 2005
Steven Moreau, Hoag Hospital's senior vice president and chief operating officer, will leave his position next month to take the helm of an Upland community hospital. Moreau will take over as president and chief executive officer at San Antonio Community hospital after his last day at Hoag, March 2, hospital spokeswoman Debra Legan said. Moreau has held his current posts since 1991 and oversaw daily hospital operations. He also helped establish the hospital's cancer, heart and vascular, orthopedics and women's services centers.
By Brianna Bailey | January 27, 2010
State officials have fined Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian after a patient, who was wheeled into a magnetized MRI machine on a metal gurney, was sucked into a giant magnet, crushing her leg, the California Department of Public Health announced today. Hoag will have to pay a $50,000 penalty after state health officials found the hospital failed to protect the health and safety of the patient, state public health officials said. This is the third administrative penalty handed down by the Department of Public Health has handed down to Hoag in the past two years.
By Brianna Bailey | February 1, 2008
Hoag Hospital neighbors complained Thursday to the Newport Beach Planning Commission about industrial noise and the plumes of exhaust and steam from a power station that block their ocean views. “Before the plant was built, we had nothing but ocean breezes and ocean views; it’s quite noisy,” said Erik Thurnher, co-chairman of a residents’ committee formed to address the issue. Hoag wants permission from the city to shift up to 225,000 square feet of building space from its lower campus, which stretches along Pacific Coast Highway to its upper campus bordering Newport Boulevard.
June 24, 2003
Richard Dunn When the Heisman Trophy winner meets the Lowsman Trophy winner Thursday night for Irrelevant Week, the two former college football players -- USC quarterback Carson Palmer and NCAA Division III Gustavus Adolphus College wide receiver Ryan Hoag, respectively -- might be closer in NFL potential than most people think. Hoag, you see, could fit well in the Oakland Raiders' offense in "about three or four years," after the team's current wide receivers, future Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Tim Brown, consider retiring.
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