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April 22, 2014
Re "The Hoag Hospital compact," Editorial, April 18 There are moments when even nonprofit hospitals break the moral compact they have with the people they serve. Such a moment is playing out for Hoag Hospital as it discontinues legal elective abortion services to seal its partnership with the Roman Catholic St. Joseph Health System. Even state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris' deal to ensure that Hoag refers women to elective abortion providers doesn't make Hoag's actions smell a whole lot sweeter.
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OPINION
April 22, 2014
Re "The Hoag Hospital compact," Editorial, April 18 There are moments when even nonprofit hospitals break the moral compact they have with the people they serve. Such a moment is playing out for Hoag Hospital as it discontinues legal elective abortion services to seal its partnership with the Roman Catholic St. Joseph Health System. Even state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris' deal to ensure that Hoag refers women to elective abortion providers doesn't make Hoag's actions smell a whole lot sweeter.
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May 6, 2013 | By Lauren Williams
In a letter to affiliated physicians and staff, Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach announced that elective abortions will no longer be performed at the hospital because of the low number of procedures done annually. The decision was based on a review of clinical services performed at the facility that began last fall. Hoag Chief Executive and President Robert Braithwaite said the hospital places a high value on the level of care it provides, and that there is a direct correlation between quality of care and the number of procedures performed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Jill Cowan
The state attorney general's office has found that Newport Beach's Hoag Hospital can continue to refuse to provide elective abortions as long as the hospital helps women access those services elsewhere, according to an agreement announced Friday. The agreement, approved by the state and Hoag last month, closes an investigation sparked by allegations that the hospital had misrepresented the effects of its partnership with a Catholic healthcare provider and was limiting women's access to a full array of reproductive health services.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2014 | Michael Hiltzik
The underhanded way that women's reproductive rights were abridged in Orange County last year after the merger of Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach with the Catholic hospital chainĀ  St. Joseph Health System raised important issues for the community. California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, who had originally blessed the merger, has addressed those issues, and it looks like she's taken some positive steps to protect women's reproductive services. An agreement between her office and Hoag unveiled Friday fixes some, though not all, the flaws in the merger deal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
With a gift from Hoag hospital, Costa Mesa firefighter Val Santo will be able to meet his goal of training high school students in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach in basic lifesaving techniques. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian donated $17,000 to the program for equipment to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation, emergency asthma treatments and other lifesaving techniques at Newport-Mesa Unified School District campuses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2013 | By Jill Cowan and Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
When Hoag Hospital announced this spring that it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials at the esteemed Orange County medical center said the decision was made because of low demand. But records and interviews show the decision was closely tied to the Newport Beach hospital's new partnership with a Catholic healthcare provider. Hoag Hospital officials told The Times this week that they wanted the deal to go through and knew elective abortions were a "sensitive issue" for St. Joseph Health System, which has a "statement of common values" that prohibits the procedures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Jill Cowan
The state attorney general's office has found that Newport Beach's Hoag Hospital can continue to refuse to provide elective abortions as long as the hospital helps women access those services elsewhere, according to an agreement announced Friday. The agreement, approved by the state and Hoag last month, closes an investigation sparked by allegations that the hospital had misrepresented the effects of its partnership with a Catholic healthcare provider and was limiting women's access to a full array of reproductive health services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has received a $16-million donation, the second-largest in its history, hospital officials said Wednesday. The contribution will help fund the hospital's cancer center, which is expanding, and a diabetes program being developed. The donor, the George Hoag Family Foundation, is a Santa Monica-based philanthropic group that helped pay for the construction of the hospital in 1950 and its cancer center in 1989.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2014 | Michael Hiltzik
The underhanded way that women's reproductive rights were abridged in Orange County last year after the merger of Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach with the Catholic hospital chainĀ  St. Joseph Health System raised important issues for the community. California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, who had originally blessed the merger, has addressed those issues, and it looks like she's taken some positive steps to protect women's reproductive services. An agreement between her office and Hoag unveiled Friday fixes some, though not all, the flaws in the merger deal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Nearly two weeks after suffering a heart attack at his Orange County home, UFC heavyweight fighter Shane Del Rosario has died, a family spokesman said. Del Rosario, 30, was in full cardiac arrest when he was rushed to Hoag Hospital but was revived in the emergency room. The fighter, however, fell into a coma and remained in critical condition. He was pronounced dead Monday. Doctors at Hoag told family members that Del Rosario's death was probably a result of a congenital disorder, said Jason House, the fighter's manager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2013 | By Jeremiah Dobruck
UFC heavyweight fighter Shane del Rosario, who was admitted to Hoag Hospital on Tuesday, may suffer from a rare genetic anomaly that causes an abnormal heart rhythm, according to his manager. Del Rosario, 30, arrived at the Newport Beach hospital in full cardiac arrest , but doctors resuscitated him and stabilized his heart rhythm and blood pressure, manager Jason House said in an email. The fighter, who lives in Newport Beach, has not regained consciousness but "continues to cling to life," House said Friday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2013 | By Lauren Williams
A compact car rolled over onto a 46-year-old blind pedestrian after a collision in Costa Mesa, police said Thursday. The pedestrian, an Irvine resident, was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Police responded to a collision at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Santa Ana Avenue and East 17th Street after a Toyota Sequoia sport utility vehicle turned left in front of a Honda Civic, causing the Honda to roll over onto the pedestrian, who was standing at the southwest corner, according to a release from the Costa Mesa Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 | By Lauren Williams and Jill Cowan
About 50 to 100 antiabortion protesters wrote messages in chalk and shouted slurs outside the home of a Newport Beach obstetrician who was one of the doctors to oppose Hoag Hospital's decision to eliminate elective abortions. The protest late Thursday outside the Dover Shores home of Dr. Richard Agnew, a Hoag Hospital-affiliated physician, was led by a group of protesters who mostly appeared to be in their early teens and wrote messages in chalk that included "neighborhood serial killer" and "This house was built from blood.
OPINION
June 25, 2013
Re "Devious ban on abortion at Hoag," Column, June 23 How reprehensible that officials at Hoag Hospital in Orange County blatantly lied when they stated that the discontinuation of abortion services had nothing to do with the hospital's merger with the Roman Catholic St. Joseph Health System. Hoag was a leader among community hospitals and could have partnered with any number of other facilities. One has to ask why Hoag's leaders chose St. Joseph when the cost to their own autonomy was so high.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2013 | DAVID LAZARUS
Flavio de Pecol hit the trifecta after taking his daughter to the emergency room for a horse-riding injury: hours of waiting, a 16-mile ambulance ride to a different facility and bills for more than $40,000. At least, he thought, that was the end of it. But nearly two years after his daughter's whirlwind tour of the U.S. healthcare system, De Pecol, of Newport Beach, has received yet another bill, this time for $1,054.53 that UC Irvine Medical Center failed to charge him the first time around.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2013 | Michael Hiltzik
In a most underhanded and insidious way, women's reproductive health rights in California were dealt a significant blow last month. That was when the availability of elective abortions at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, one of Orange County's elite medical centers, was abruptly ended. The ban on abortions was imposed by Hoag administrators effective May 1, shortly after the hospital entered a corporate partnership with St. Joseph Health System, a Roman Catholic chain with five hospitals in Orange County.
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