Rate Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Ratings for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
I trusted my Hoag PCP AND Hoag hospital, from 2011 until almost 2014, that the lump in my breast was nothing... The mammogram was "clean", when in reality, the radiologists had recommended a follow-up MRI due to fibrous tissue EACH YEAR, that could have saved my DCIS from *just* becoming invasive in 2015 when caught by another institution!!! I WAS NEVER TOLD A FOLLOW-UP BREAST MRI WAS RECOMMENDED, NOR THAT WITH FIBRIC CYSTS, MAMMOGRAMS ARE ONLY ABOUT 60% EFFECTIVE AT LOCATING DCIS, WHEREAS AN MRI IS ABOUT 99% EFFECTIVE!!!! My insurance paid, no questions asked, for the breast MRI at the other place... So why not ever inform me???
Why won't you let your patients see their records or notes either? IT IS A PATIENT"S RIGHT TO OBTAIN THEIR MED RECORDS, yet the "24-48 hours" I was told my records would take turned into 4 months!!! AND Those records contained not a single HOAG record when I received them! Only secondary copies from outside physicians I requested be sent to my doctor, so that my medical information was all up to date!!!!
The last straw??? I had a minor stroke, at in the HOAG ER for about 6 hours, was told by the attending physician that it was "shift change soon," and he didn't think anything was wrong with me, so he was going to let the nurse read the preliminary radiology report of my BRAIN ONLY MRI (yup! No looking at the "upper spinal column" for that doc to check for trauma, or cerebellum strokes! He was DONE fr the night!!!!) I asked, very politely, for copies of my lab reports & radiology report as the nurse discharged me... and I was denied a copy of the radiology report... STILL have never seen one... I ended up at a different hospital the next day though!!!!
I would NEVER, EVER, EVER GO TO HOAG, even for a vet issue!!!!
Submitted June 26, 2015 | flag
There are many doctors that are not good use this hospital or work at this hospital.
Submitted Sept. 26, 2014 | flag
Hoag is wayyyy overrated. I have been there a couple of times and all I can say is that it has a nice ocean view. If you have something complicated or want the best surgeons, you are better off going to UC Irvine hospital.
Submitted Sept. 25, 2014 | flag
5 years ago I would have give Hoag 5 starts, but it has steadily declined in overall quality to nearly a 3 even though they are financially consistently in the black. Hospital facilities inside and out are impressive. The quality of nursing care has gone down which used to be excellent. This seems to coincide with "affiliation" (merger) with St. Josephs under the new Covenant Health Network. They are also reducing the types of procedures due to "cost" and Catholic desire rather than need. In fact the only religious service is Catholic mass. As a Presbyterian, I'd prefer they take the "Presbyterian" part of the name off. They focus on high end Heart/Cancer/Neuroscience/Orthopedics/Cancer. In fact even their Womens Health initiatives focus on Breast Cancer & Obstetrics. If you don't have Breast Cancer and aren't having a baby, there's not much left for you. No classes for teens and young women about menstruation, birth control, safe sex, STD's etc. In addition, for menopausal women, they have a class, but no dates. Yes, there are other places to get this information, but Hoag has always been more than a hospital, but part of the community. It no longer feels that way inside or out.
Submitted Sept. 12, 2014 | flag
Lack of good nurses, spread to thin. The quality care has gone down hill. I have stayed at Hoag many times and have noticed the drop in quality and professional care. If you happen to be a financial contributor, then you get excellent care.
Submitted Aug. 21, 2014 | flag
Ive had many stays at this hospital; cancer related & childbirth. The facilities and staff are superior.
Submitted Aug. 15, 2014 | flag
Change from community hospital to regional (factory style) hospital has reduced the overall quality of care. Rotation of nurses from floor to floor adds pressures to the reduced nurse to patient levels. Many of the more experienced nurses have left the Newport Beach facility.
Submitted May 14, 2014 | flag
Don't trust any of the cardiologists at hoag, they lied to me for over 10 years. I had a bad left lead wire for my pacemaker and each and every one of them lied and said it was fine. Went to outside doctor who looked at records and was shocked. When in hospital sewer system backed up and I had to walk myself out of room to stand in hallway. BEWARE!
Submitted Feb. 24, 2012 | flag
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