Director of Critical Care and the Irvine Emergency Department Nicole Bryant, MSN, RN, CEN, on Philanthropy and Hoag’s Irvine Expansion

The expansion of the Sun Family Campus in Irvine is well underway, and Nicole Bryant, MSN, RN, CEN, anticipates a continued increase in the need for emergency department services at the Benjamin & Carmela Du Emergency Pavilion. An additional 155 inpatient beds in the expanded hospital will help provide the emergency department with extra space for long-term patients when needed, generating added efficiencies across emergency care delivery.  

With strong philanthropic support from the community, Nicole is grateful that donors are invested in seeing Hoag serve the growing population of South Orange County.    

“Our community is so diverse and so fun. It’s a young community. With large venues and the airport nearby, we see people from all over the world. The staff reflects this diversity as well, which sets the tone—everyone is accepted here. I love that everyone brings a little something different to the table,” she said.  

Diversity is also visible in the types of services Hoag offers, including access to skilled interpreters and cafeteria food to accommodate various dietary, cultural, and religious preferences. These are likewise indicative of the tools Hoag provides its staff. 

“Thanks in large part to donors, Hoag gives you every tool you could ever need in your toolbelt to provide care, to go above and beyond for patients every time. Hoag allows me to give the care I’ve always wanted to give,” emphasized Nicole.   


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