Over 60 years ago, the community came together to build a hospital. Since then, the Hoag name has become synonymous with outstanding care and excellent facilities, made possible largely through ongoing community support. Built by the community, upheld by generosity and fueled through philanthropy – this is the Hoag story.

Below, we share a few highlights of significant milestones that enabled Hoag to lead, innovate and transform throughout the ten-year, comprehensive Hoag Promise Campaign.


Joan & Andy Fimiano Emergency Pavilion

The Fimiano Emergency Pavilion takes a patient-centered approach to care for each and every person who arrives in their time of need, all while receiving the highest volume of emergency medical services ambulance arrivals in the entire county.


Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute

The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast and is well respected for delivering quality care and exceptional patient outcomes. The Institute has achieved international and national accreditation for many of its programs, placing us in the top 1.8 percent of hospitals in the nation. Hoag’s physicians perform more surgeries and procedures with better outcomes than any other hospital in the county.


Hoag Hospital Irvine unveils the Allan & Sandy Fainbarg Community Education Center

The Fainbarg Community Education Center is a community-centric destination for outreach programs, health screenings, wellness classes and education programs. Last year, the Center was host to 168 patient and community education classes and workshops, 88 physician grand rounds and 86 Hoag employee training sessions — all thanks to the Fainbarg’s philanthropic generosity


Julia Argyros Center for Nursing Excellence

In 2016, Julia and George Argyros attended the annual Nurses Day celebration at Hoag to announce their $7.5 million gift and to unveil the Julia Argyros Center for Nursing Excellence. The support of our nursing program reflects the Argyros family’s passion and respect for nurses and the critical role they play in Hoag’s culture of quality and compassionate care. In 2020, Julia and George Argyros continued their support of nursing with an additional donation of $7.5 million to further enhance Hoag’s nationally renowned nursing services. Their transformative giving now totals a remarkable $15 million, and the Argyros name has become synonymous with Hoag’s commitment to nursing excellence.


Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living

The Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living (MHSCHL) was made possible by a $5 million gift to Hoag from its namesake family – the George Hoag Family Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of Melinda and Chuck Smith, Hoag is able to be responsive to community needs through the collaborative efforts of the MHSCHL, which brings together like-minded organizations and nonprofits under one roof, allowing providers to take an integrated, holistic approach to community services. The Center is positioned to become a national model of integration, cooperation and effective community service.


Ginger & Bob Juneman Pavilion opens in Hoag Health Center Irvine

Ginger and Bob Juneman made an estate gift to support the Hoag Irvine Campus. Hoag has named the Ginger & Bob Juneman Pavilion at Hoag Health Center Irvine in recognition.


Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute

Following a transformative $15 million gift from Richard Pickup and his family, Hoag named the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute. The institute offers a seamless spectrum of experts, the latest technology, and dedicated facilities for treating individuals with disorders of the brain and spine. The Institute became one of the first hospitals in the nation to obtain and use Medtronic’s Stealth Autoguide™ cranial robotic guidance platform to treat epileptic seizures and the first hospital in the world to perform minimally invasive brain biopsy using this technology.


Benjamin & Carmela Du Emergency Pavilion

The Benjamin & Carmela Du Emergency Pavilion is a state-of-the-art Emergency Department (ED) that expanded the facility to nearly five times its original size in 2018. The patient-centered design of the new ED offers the community greater access to expert emergent care, an enhanced patient experience, and increased care for complex patient conditions. Hoag officials named the Emergency Department after Benjamin & Carmela Du who generously contributed $5 million towards the renovation and expansion.


Hoag Health Center Newport Beach at the Mike & Lori Gray Campus

After receiving a transformational gift, among the largest in Hoag history, from local entrepreneurs Mike and Lori Gray, the site of Hoag Health Center Newport Beach was named the Mike & Lori Gray Campus. The Health Center is a state-of-the-art outpatient treatment center that features a variety of outpatient health services to meet Orange County’s growing health care needs.


Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center opens at Hoag Health Center Irvine-Woodbridge

Named for donors Mary and Dick Allen, who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with diabetes or those who are at risk of diabetes, the mission of the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag is to provide prevention, prompt care, education and support. The second location in Woodbridge provides Irvine and South County residents with diabetes care and services closer to home. The Center has one of the largest diabetes education programs in Orange County, offering dietitians and educators certified in diabetes, nutrition, and major continuous glucose monitoring sensors and major insulin pumps.


Richard C. & Virginia A. Hunsaker Pavilion

Richard C. & Virginia A. Hunsaker included a transformational $10 million gift in their estate to support the work of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute, as well as advancements in ophthalmology. In honor of their extraordinary generosity, the north Tower of Hoag Hospital Newport Beach has been named the Richard C. & Virginia A. Hunsaker Pavilion.


Fudge Family Birthing Suites, including the Tsao Family Lobby & Garden, Open at Hoag Hospital Irvine

Hoag opened the Fudge Family Birthing Suites at Hoag Hospital Irvine which reimagines pregnancy, delivery and recovery for modern families with private birthing suites, a perinatal VR guided program, and a calming outdoor walking garden. We thank the visionary donors who came together to support the Fudge Family Birthing Suites: Gary Fudge, The Tsao Family, Harriet E. Pfleger Foundation, Kathie and Dwight Armstrong, Mark and Cheryl Hardtke.


Sue J. Gross Comprehensive Breast Center

A $5 million gift from renowned Orange County philanthropist Sue Gross was used to significantly expand the scope of services at the Hoag Breast Center in Newport Beach. Additionally, the Sue J. Gross Foundation donated a $1 million gift to Hoag’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center.


Hoag’s first comprehensive Campaign, Hoag Promise, concludes — raising more than $760 million against a $627 million goal

Hoag’s first-ever comprehensive campaign was record-setting. Together, we surpassed our $627 million campaign goal with $760,206,055 raised. Your gifts touched every area of Hoag, and Hoag will never be the same. The result is health care transformation that benefits everyone. All of Hoag is better because of you. Our community is stronger because of you.


Celebrate the Finale of the Hoag Promise Campaign

We celebrate the finale of the Hoag Promise Campaign, a campaign dedicated to Lead, Innovate, and Transform. This campaign strengthened the legacy of Hoag, engaging longtime friends of Hoag, mobilizing passionate volunteers and inspiring thousands of new donors. This united support is the reason for Hoag’s success and lights the path to our bright future.