Hoag plans to expand Irvine campus

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has announced plans that would increase Irvine’s access to world-class medical care.

According to city reports, Hoag plans to expand its Irvine hospital from 575,559 square feet to more than 1 million square feet – and more than double its hospital beds from 166 to 391.

The project adds nine new buildings, including a women’s hospital and a digestive health hospital. Patients will be able to receive services such as radiographic imaging, some elective and ambulatory surgeries, infusion therapy and breast care services.

Hoag is already ranked among the top 10 hospitals in California and the best in Orange County by U.S. News & World Report.

Hoag and Kaiser Permanente anchor Irvine’s Sand Canyon Medical Corridor that was master-planned to put comprehensive medical care within minutes of everyone’s home. In comparison, less than half of Orange County cities have even a single hospital.

Irvine’s cluster of hospitals helps attract other health-related businesses and high-paying jobs, according to Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce officials.

If approved by the city, Hoag’s expansion is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2025.