Hoag Health Center To Open Medical ‘Village’ In Irvine
The new facility will feature four buildings offering cancer care, cardiac rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation and breast cancer imaging, as well as a compounding pharmacy.
Orange County Register:
Hoag's New Center In Irvine Creates 'Health Care Village'
Hoag has opened a new health center across from its Irvine hospital so patients can receive specialized services without driving to Newport Beach. The Hoag Health Center Irvine on Sand Canyon Avenue is intended to create a “health care village” in Irvine, said Marcy Brown, vice president of Hoag Hospital Irvine and ambulatory services. Designed to complement the adjacent hospital, the center offers outpatient services in cancer care, neurosciences, women’s health, heart and vascular and orthopedics. Sometimes, patients don’t even have to step into the hospital, which can be intimidating. (Shimura, 8/19)
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The Wall Street Journal:
Nonprofit Hospitals’ Business Relationships Can Present Conflicts
Nonprofit hospitals have extensive business ties that can pose conflicts of interests for their administrators and board members, a Wall Street Journal analysis of newly released Internal Revenue Service data shows. While having relationships with companies doing business with a nonprofit hospital isn’t necessarily improper—as long as the deals are disclosed and at market rate—administrators and board members sometimes may be forced to choose between what’s best for the hospital and what’s best for their private interests. (Fuller and Evans, 8/21)