All Stories for Orange Coast Memorial


Lauren Speegle


Lauren Speegle personifies the word “busy.” She’s a high school math teacher, a tutor, a cheer team advisor and a mother of two young children. With every hour of the day being filled with a task, it would be easy for her to ignore reminders of her doctor appointments or annual mammograms.
But she never does, because at just 36 years of age, Lauren is a colon cancer survivor.

Alignment In Care

Every day, millions of people wake up to debilitating back and neck pain. Simply walking from their bed to the bathroom can send sharp shooting pain down their spine, and even radiate to their arms and legs. Too often, the search for pain relief results in an unresolved – or even exacerbated – condition. The Center for Spine Health at Orange Coast Memorial opened in June to help individuals suffering from neck and back pain find suitable and effective treatment and support.

Knocking Out GERD

Dr. Jeff Roberts is a huge fan of mixed martial arts, but for 35 years he was in constant combat with his own body, fighting to keep his GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, under control. He wasn’t alone. More than 30 million people in the U.S. suffer varying degrees of the same condition.

Magnet Recognition

A Magnificent Magnet for Care

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center has achieved Magnet® recognition for its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. With this credential, Orange Coast Memorial joins the Magnet community — a select group of 426 healthcare organizations out of nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations.