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June 26, 2017

St. Joseph Hoag Health in Irvine celebrates June with eyes set on behavioral health, including mental wellness and addiction. This month, it held its fourth annual Orange County Shatterproof Challenge Rappel at the Newport Center to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic.

New York-based Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization that works to reduce stigma associated with addiction. Sponsors include Irvine Company Office Properties and the health system.

Dr. Richard Afable, executive vice president of St. Joseph Health’s Southern California Region and president and chief executive of St. Joseph Hoag, and several St. Joseph Hoag executives, including Chief Operating Officer, regional acute services Lee Penrose, joined the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 14 to draw awareness to mental health programs available in Orange County.

St. Joseph Hoag is comprised of a network of seven hospitals throughout OC and the high desert.


Originally published on June 26, Orange County Business Journal

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