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Long-awaited Hoag hospital opens in Irvine
Orange County Register

At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, officials at the just-opened Hoag Hospital Irvine flipped a switch to alert paramedic services that the emergency room was open for business, then cut a ceremonial ribbon. At 8:04 a.m., the first patient was delivered to the hospital with a head wound, and Orange County’s newest hospital was off and running. “It’s a great feeling,” said Robert Braithwaite, the chief administrative officer who oversaw the remaking of the former Irvine Regional Hospital. “This day was 20 months in the making.”