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Nationally Acclaimed Cardiologist Joins Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute as Executive Medical Director

Hoag Hospital announced today the addition of Robert Tancredi, M.D., F.A.C.C. (Fellow of the American College of Cardiology) as its executive medical director of the Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute (HHVI).

Newport Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) June 22, 2009 -- Hoag Hospital announced today the addition of Robert Tancredi, M.D., F.A.C.C. (Fellow of the American College of Cardiology) as its executive medical director of the Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute (HHVI). Dr. Tancredi was selected following an extensive and thorough executive search process with a pool of very highly qualified candidates.

Tancredi has a long history of participating in, working with and influencing nationally prominent cardiovascular programs including Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology, the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, the Mayo Foundation Board, and the Mayo Group Foundation Board, just to name a few.

"Dr. Tancredi's impressive combination of field experience, knowledge and leadership skills makes him an excellent choice for this position and will ensure the highest level of patient care within the HHVI," said Richard Afable, M.D., president and CEO of Hoag Hospital. "He is ideally qualified to lead our patient-focused approach to total cardiac care."

In his role, Dr. Tancredi will have responsibilities for the overall operations of HHVI, including all day-to-day management and decision-making. He will work closely with the CEO in establishing strategic priorities in collaboration with the senior staff and be responsible for creating and directing plans to achieve them. He will provide leadership to management, staff, medical directors, and other physicians in the successful operation of HHVI.

Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute, one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast, is home to some of Orange County's most promising technological breakthroughs. Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute physicians perform more surgeries and procedures with better outcomes than any other hospital in the county.

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian ( is a 498-bed, not-for-profit, acute care hospital located in Newport Beach, Calif. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Hoag offers a comprehensive mix of health care services, including Centers of Excellence in cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, orthopedics and women's health. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County's most preferred hospital for the past 13 consecutive years. And for an unprecedented 13 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as the county's best hospital in a local newspaper survey. In order to meet the growing needs of Irvine and South County residents, Hoag will open an Irvine campus in 2010. Hoag continues to offer additional services to the community through the seven Hoag Health Centers located throughout Orange County.

Nicole Peddy

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