Readers Choice Awards 2018

Orange Coast, Saddleback & Long Beach Medical Centers Voted Region's Best Hospitals; MemorialCare Medical Group Named Best Doctor Group

MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center and MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center again took the top two spots in the Orange County Register's "Best of Orange County" competition that asks readers to vote for their favorite services and places. MemorialCare Medical Group landed in the top two in the Medical-Dental Group Category along with Edinger Medical Group located on Orange Coast's campus and affiliated with MemorialCare Medical Foundation.

This is the second year Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley ranked first and fifth year it appeared among Orange County's top three hospitals in the Orange County Register readership vote. Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills gained the top spot three of the last five years, this year ranking in the top two.

"We are proud of the tremendous achievements of our 16,000 extraordinary physicians, nurses and other clinicians, support staff, volunteers and donors throughout our more than 200 locations in Orange and Los Angeles Counties," says Barry Arbuckle, PhD, MemorialCare President & CEO.

In addition to Long Beach, Orange Coast and Saddleback Medical Centers and MemorialCare Medical Group, MemorialCare includes Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Greater Newport Physicians, Seaside Health Plan, and numerous convenient, community-based ambulatory surgery, medical imaging, kidney dialysis, breast health, urgent care and health centers.

And there are many more accolades for MemorialCare.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Orange Coast Medical Center #37 nationally for Diabetes and Endocrinology, among the Top 10 Hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties, Top 21 in California, and conferred several "high-performance" rankings. These include Heart Failure, Geriatrics, Colon Cancer Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Urology. It also received several "A" grades in The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Scores, 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 and honored as a Truven Health Analytics Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital in the U.S. It has appeared on the Becker's Hospital Review and Thomson Reuters' lists of America's Best Hospitals and also received an "A' grade from The Leapfrog Group for excellence in hospital safety.

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center was named both the Press-Telegram Reader's Choice Best Hospital and the Beachcomber's Best of Long Beach Best Hospital. In the Beachcomber competition, MemorialCare Medical Group, with more than 2,000 employed and affiliated physicians, was voted Best Medical Group and Best Urgent Care Center for its Los Altos Marketplace location. Long Beach Medical Center appears frequently in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital categories. For 2018 these include a national listing 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 ranks among Los Angeles County's Top 5 Hospitals, Top 8 in Los Angeles and Orange counties, and Top 14 in California.

One of Southern California's most experienced and respected medical groups, MemorialCare Medical Group is adding new physician practices and ambulatory surgery, imaging, urgent care and dialysis centers that provide greater access and quality care throughout Orange County, Long Beach and surrounding communities. It repeatedly earns Elite Status from America's Physician Groups national association and recognition as one of the state's top medical groups.