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MemorialCare Hospitals Rank Among California's Best in U.S. News & World Report's Listings of Best Hospitals


MemorialCare Hospitals Rank Among California's Best in U.S. News & World Report's Listings of Best Hospitals

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LOS ANGELES and ORANGE Counties, Calif., Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In a rigorous assessment of more than 4,500 adult hospitals, U.S. News & World Report recognized MemorialCare's Long Beach Medical Center, Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley and Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills 20, times as "high performing" in several clinical categories. Additionally, Long Beach Medical Center and Orange Coast Medical Center were recognized as a "Best Hospital" in U.S News & World Report national rankings and appeared among the Top 10 Hospitals for Los Angeles Metro, which includes hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach have all been designated a Magnet organization, the nation's highest and most prestigious honor for nursing excellence. (PRNewsfoto/MemorialCare Saddleback Medical)

The annual Best Hospitals rankings are designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions and common procedures. Scores are based on several factors, including outcomes, patient safety, patient experience and more.

"These achievements are a testament to the dedication and teamwork of our 15,000 employees, physicians and volunteers who continually strive to deliver advanced, high quality health services for Southern Californians," says Barry Arbuckle, PhD, President and CEO, MemorialCare.

Long Beach Medical Center has appeared on many national "Best Hospitals" lists in numerous clinical categories since U.S. News & World Report began its annual rankings. This year, it received a national ranking for Orthopedics and "high-performance" rankings for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Congestive Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement. It ranked among the Top 5 Hospitals in Los Angeles County. Top 8 Hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties and Top 14 Hospitals in California, and is the highest ranked hospital in Southern Los Angeles County.

"These continued awards and recognition demonstrate that we never lose sight of the needs of our patients while consistently achieving high levels of excellence," says John Bishop, CEO, Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. "We take enormous pride in these remarkable accomplishments."

Orange Coast Medical Center—consistently voted by Orange County Register readers as a Best Orange County Hospital and the Top Hospital in 2017—received a U.S. News & World Report #37 national ranking for Diabetes and Endocrinology. It also earned a large number of "high-performance" rankings, including for Heart Failure, Geriatrics, Colon Cancer Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Urology and was ranked among California's Top 21 Hospitals. Orange Coast Medical Center has been widely recognized for its commitment to patient quality and safety by achieving several "A" grades in The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Scores, considered the gold standard measure for hospital safety.

Saddleback Medical Center's Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease programs ranked as "high performance" by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, it was named among America's 50 Best Hospitals for three consecutive years and honored as a Truven Health Analytics Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital in the U.S. Saddleback Medical Center has been consecutively voted among Orange County's Best Hospitals by readers of the Orange County Register, including several #1 rankings, and has appeared on Becker's Hospital Review and Thomson Reuters' lists of America's Best Hospitals. It also recently received an "A' grade from The Leapfrog Group for excellence in hospital safety.

"Our hospitals are places where doctors enjoy practicing medicine, employees commit their lives to serving patients and families, and volunteers and donors give enormous time and resources to making a difference in people's lives," says Marcia Manker, CEO, Orange Coast Medical Center and Saddleback Medical Center.

MemorialCare, a pioneer in evidence-based medicine, has more than 200 care sites; top hospitals—Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley and Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills; MemorialCare Medical Group; Greater Newport Physicians; Seaside Health Plan; and ambulatory surgery, imaging, outpatient, kidney dialysis and urgent care centers. Among MemorialCare's many honors for its health care organizations include Best U.S. Health Care Systems, 10 Largest U.S. Children's Hospitals, Best Places to Work and Magnet recognition for all its hospitals—the highest honor for nursing excellence. To learn more, visit


MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center and its sister hospital MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center are consistently named Best of Orange County (Calif.) hospitals by readers of the Orange County Register. (PRNewsfoto/MemorialCare Saddleback Medical)

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