You would go any distance to take care of your family, but we don’t think you should have to. At MemorialCare, we continue to expand our services to bring better care closer to you. Having award-winning physicians and programs in your own neighborhood means getting to appointments faster and enjoying a healthier life. We’re here with care where you need it. In 1969, the residents of Laguna Woods Village began collecting donations to build a community hospital. Five years later, in 1974, Saddleback Medical Center opened its doors. Now, as then, we are here for you.

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Saddleback Medical Center

Saddleback Medical Center is continually honored for exceptional medical expertise that offers high quality, compassionate care for patients and families at every stage of their lives. For over forty years, South Orange County residents of all ages have entrusted us with their health care needs.

Saddleback Medical Center’s Early Beginnings

Our Hospital Starts with You. 

In 1969, Laguna Woods residents began raising money to build a hospital to serve their booming community. While the hospital was under construction, Clubhouse 1 served as a temporary medical office and pharmacy. By 1974, Saddleback Community Hospital opened its doors and admitted their first patient. Today, MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center is a full-service hospital offering some of the most advanced technology, medical expertise and high-quality care in Orange County.

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Awards and Recognition

  • Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation
  • Age-Friendly Health Systems – Committed to Care Excellence Designation
  • Healthgrades
    • America's 250 Best Hospitals
    • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care
    • Excellence Award: Critical Care; Pulmonary Care
    • 5-Star Award: Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • US News & World Report
    • High Performing in the following specialties: Back Surgery, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Hip Fracture, Hip Replacement, Kidney Disease, Knee Replacement, Pneumonia, Stroke
  • Best of Orange County
  • Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Stroke Award from the American Heart Association
  • Magnet Designated
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MemorialCare Medical Group

MemorialCare Medical Group is made up of more than 200 physicians in the areas of internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, geriatric medicine, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology, physiatry, sleep medicine and acupuncture. In addition to multiple locations throughout Orange County, MemorialCare Medical Group offers Urgent Care Centers that are open 365 days a year, Telephone Advice Nurses available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and Lab and X-ray services available on-site at most locations.

Our Health Center

When it comes to your healthcare, sometimes it's hard to know what's best for you. Should you choose convenient care that's close to home or quality care with award-winning doctors? When you choose MemorialCare, you get both. Our Laguna Woods Health Center has everything you need to keep your family healthy, including Family Medicine and Internal Medicine services and is conveniently located at El Toro Road and Moulton Parkway. Learn More

Senior Resources

As a senior, selecting a healthcare plan can be confusing and stressful. With so many plans to choose from, how do you know which is right for you? Luckily, our Medicare Specialists both have extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry and are there for you every step of the way. You can attend one of our Medicare events, or brush up on our accepted health plans to make sure you are getting the best care possible. Learn More

Insurance Accepted

We believe you should be able to keep your family physician, without worrying if your insurance changes. That's why MemorialCare Medical Group accepts most major HMO, PPO, and EPO, health plans, as well as Medicare, private indemnity and supplemental insurance plans. Learn More

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Meet Our Providers

Find a Provider at Saddleback Medical Center

Saddleback Medical Center-affiliated physicians are locally and nationally recognized in their area of expertise. To find quality health care provider right in your own backyard search by one of the following ways.
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