Free Winter Community Education Classes Offered by Hoag

Classes arranged under seven general categories offered at Hoag Campuses.

Newport Beach, CA, January 16, 2013 --( Providing patients and the public with an opportunity to learn, share, cope and discover in an inviting and compassionate environment, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has announced a full slate of free community education classes for everyone from newly diagnosed cancer patients to those seeking tips on living healthier lifestyles.

The classes are arranged under seven general categories -- heart, family, orthopedic, women, senior, cancer and neurosciences, and offer something for everyone.

Featured Winter Classes include:

· A Newly Diagnosed Cancer Orientation
Held every other Wednesday at 1:00 pm, beginning Jan. 23 at Hoag Cancer Center Auditorium

· Groundbreaking Treatment for Those Suffering from GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease);
Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at Hoag Hospital Irvine Auditorium

· Women Need Sleep Too
Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Conference Center

· Not So Simple Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle
Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Conference Center

· Reducing Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. Hoag Hospital Irvine Auditorium

For a complete schedule of free community education classes, visit Hoag’s Winter Community Education page at or call to register at 800-400-HOAG (4624).

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Hoag is an approximately $1 billion non-profit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats nearly 30,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, seven health centers, and five urgent care centers. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which has served Orange County since 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010, are designated Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report Metro Edition. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 16 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 16 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as the county’s best hospital in a local newspaper survey. Visit for more information.
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John Christensen