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.

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.