ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center again took the top two spots in the Best Hospital Category in the Orange County Register "Best of Orange County" competition that annually asks its readership to vote for their favorite Orange County products, services and places. Both are part of MemorialCare Health System, a Southern California integrated delivery system that is a national leader, pioneer and innovator in best-practice, evidence-based medicine.
This is the third consecutive year Saddleback Memorial in Laguna Hills ranked first and Orange Coast Memorial in Fountain Valley appeared among Orange County's top three hospitals. The results of each category's top three vote-getters are published in the Orange County Register's annual Best of Orange County magazine.
"The entire MemorialCare family is proud of the tremendous achievements of our 16,000 extraordinary physicians, nurses and other clinicians, support staff, volunteers and donors at Saddleback Memorial, Orange Coast Memorial and throughout our entire health system in Orange and Los Angeles counties," says Barry Arbuckle, PhD, President & CEO of the nonprofit MemorialCare Health System with more than 200 care locations throughout the Southland. In addition to Saddleback Memorial and Orange Coast Memorial, MemorialCare includes Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Community Hospital Long Beach, MemorialCare Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians, Seaside Health Plan, and ambulatory surgery, imaging, kidney dialysis and urgent care centers.
"To again be recognized by the community as Orange County's Best Hospital is a tribute to our tremendous staff who works tirelessly to ensure our patients continually receive exceptional, compassionate quality care and superior clinical outcomes," says Steve Geidt, CEO of Saddleback Memorial, who is retiring after 35 years of leadership. "Saddleback Memorial is a place where doctors love practicing medicine, employees commit their lives to serving patients and families, volunteers give enormous time to making a difference in people's lives."
"Our Orange County hospitals are honored to again be voted among the Best Hospitals," adds Orange Coast Memorial CEO Marcia Manker, who was also recently named Saddleback Memorial's CEO. "Everyone affiliated with MemorialCare works together to set a new standard of excellence for delivery of compassionate and innovative health care to our communities. Without our talented and selfless physicians, nurses, employees, volunteers and donors, this recognition would not be possible."
Additionally, Saddleback Memorial received Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals, presented to only 1% of U.S. hospitals for consistent, sustained clinical performance, high quality care and superior patient outcomes over several years. Truven Health Analytics selected Saddleback Memorial a nation's 50 top cardiovascular hospital, and it also received the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines highest honor—Gold Plus for cardiac and stroke care. Its centers of excellence include cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, orthopedics, diabetes, emergency and critical care medicine, breast health, imaging, women's health, geriatric care and surgery. The Women's Hospital offers personalized obstetrics care, a highly regarded perinatal program, and Level III neonatal intensive care unit specializing in high-risk pregnancies and caring for fragile newborns. Its recent U.S. News & World Report high-performance ranking categories included heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Orange Coast Memorial, the only nonprofit hospital in the area, was selected as a top Orange County Workplace for five consecutive years and identified in a large number of "high-performance" rankings in the most recent U.S. News & World Report evaluation of hospitals nationwide. These include heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and colon cancer surgery. Orange Coast Memorial has been widely recognized for its commitment to patient quality and safety by achieving an "A" grade in seven of nine Hospital Safety Score evaluations from The Leapfrog Group—considered the gold standard measure for hospital safety. Orange Coast's clinical specialty centers include cancer, heart and vascular disease, obesity, orthopedics, digestive disease, spine health, movement disorders and Parkinson's disease as well as advanced imaging, childbirth services and outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy.
To learn more, visit www.memorialcare.org.
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