George Hoag II along with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Hoag was also a founder of the Hoag Family Foundation in 1940.  Mr. Hoag played an active role on the Boards of both the Hoag Family Foundation and Hoag Hospital until his death in 1995. If there’s one man responsible for the spirit and compassion at  Hoag Hospital it is George Hoag II.

Mr. Hoag, a community leader, dedicated his life to philanthropy and was actively engaged on the Boards of the Boy Scouts of America and the City of Hope. “But Hoag Hospital was where he put his heart,” said his daughter, Melinda Hoag Smith. “That’s where his passion was. He loved the people there. It was dad’s belief that it was the doctors and the nurses and the employees that made the hospital great.”

Mr. Hoag, a long time Chairman of the Hoag Hospital Board, was at the Hospital several days a week practicing what came to be called Hoag Pride. To affirm the legacy of Mr. Hoag II, one need look no further than the example he set in his more than 40 years at Hoag Hospital. Mr. Hoag was a major advocate for Hoag employees and dedicated to honoring the memory of his own father. “He was so proud of that hospital and the fact that he had done something to make a memorial for his father,” said Mr. George Hoag III.

Today the Hoag Family Foundation continues its legacy, through the leadership of the Foundation’s third generation, in improving social conditions, promoting human welfare and alleviating pain and suffering.