The healthcare network’s Digestive Health Institute opened a new clinic in Newport Beach last month. It features experts in five programs related to digestive health: advanced endoscopy, liver, foregut, bariatrics and inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Elizabeth Raskin, the medical director of Hoag Health‘s inflammatory bowel disease program, compared their approach to digestive health to spokes on a wheel.
“We talk a lot about layered care and building teams around our patients,” Raskin said. “We put the patient at the center and then radially, we have sub-specialists that help that patient. Each patient has a curated, individualized care team.”
In terms of Hoag’s approach to digestive health, that team now shares one huddle.