Expanding Irvine’s world-class medical care

Irvine is home to top-tier hospitals and physicians, many of whom are conducting groundbreaking research that results in real-world treatments. Here, we share updates from chief execs on local hospital expansions and profile a few of those top medical talents.

The city of Irvine is recognized nationally for education, Fortune 500 companies, safety, immaculate neighborhoods and great health care.

Indeed, Irvine is becoming an even stronger national address in the health field. Things are getting better by the billions.

In terms of financial investment, the three largest hospital developments in Southern California – Hoag Hospital, UCI Health and City of Hope – are all expanding in Irvine. And Mayor Farrah N. Khan says the whole city is enthused: “I’m so excited about the growth of our medical facilities, with specializations in areas like cancer, GI, geriatrics, women’s health and more.”

“I’m so excited about the growth of our medical facilities, with specializations in areas like cancer, GI, geriatrics, women’s health and more.” – Mayor Farrah N. Khan

Hoag, based in Newport Beach, is pouring more than $1 billion into expanding its Sun Family Campus in Irvine. It will become a hub of physician-led specialized institutes that provide comprehensive care across key areas – cancer, women’s health and digestive health. One of its goals: become the highest-volume provider of women’s health care services in the state.

“The expansion in Irvine affords us the opportunity to pioneer a new approach to health care. Our goal with this expansion is to create a national model centered on excellence and unparalleled service.” – Robert Braithwaite, president and CEO, Hoag Hospital

Artist rendering of Hoag Hospital Irvine

UCI Health’s $1.3 billion medical campus, now under construction on Jamboree Road, will specialize in cancer, digestive health, neurosciences and orthopedic services. UCI Health – Irvine will also add a new urgent care center and a center for autism and other neurological development disorders. And it will be the home of the only adult bone marrow transplant program in Orange County.

“It is an exciting time of growth and expansion here in Irvine. UCI Health is the only academic health system in Orange County – and our new medical complex goes to the heart of our mission to discover, teach and heal.” – Dr. Steve Goldstein, vice chancellor for health affairs, UCI Health

Artist rendering of UCI Health – Irvine

City of Hope’s sole concentration is helping cancer patients. It is spending $1 billion to expand its medical facilities at Alton and Barranca parkways for both care and research. “When a patient comes to City of Hope,” says hospital President Annette Walker, “we take their hand and never let go.”

“City of Hope is redefining cancer care for this decade and beyond. In 10 years, it is our hope that the people of Irvine look back and say – we are so blessed to have an organization like City of Hope here in our neighborhood.” – Annette Walker, president, City of Hope, Orange County

City of Hope in Irvine