Orange Coast Medical Center, Saddleback Medical Center, and MemorialCare Medical Group Earn Top Spots

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center and MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center once again took the top two spots in the Best Hospital category and MemorialCare Medical Group placed in the top three for Best Medical Group category in The Orange County Register's Best of Orange County.

The Best of Orange County is an annual competition that asks readers of The Orange County Register to vote for their favorite Orange County services and places. For a fifth consecutive year, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center achieved the top placement, and this is the eighth successive year it has appeared among Orange County’s top three hospitals.  MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center has gained the top spot in three of the last eight years, and this year ranked No. 1. This year, Saddleback Medical Center Foundation placed in the top two in a new category – Best Charitable Organizations.

MemorialCare Medical Group was also ranked No. 3 in the competition, and its affiliated medical group, Edinger Medical Group, ranked No. 1. MemorialCare Medical Group has earned a spot in the top three in each of the five years The Orange County Register survey has included a medical group category.  

Similar results are consistently achieved by MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center. Recently the Beachcomber publication’s Best of Long Beach competition resulted in a No. 1 ranking for Long Beach Medical Center. This is the 18th consecutive year Long Beach Medical Center has earned this distinction. MemorialCare Medical Group took the top spot for Best Medical Group and Best Urgent Care in this same contest. Readers of the Press Telegram have consistently ranked our Long Beach hospital among the very best, and this year, the Long Beach Post recognized Long Beach Medical Center as Best Healthcare Facility.

“These public acknowledgments are a testament to the unparalleled level of quality care and service MemorialCare professionals across the enterprise provide to our patients, physicians and fellow employees. In addition, this accomplishment underscores the admirable and impactful efforts of our philanthropic foundations in securing the charitable gifts we require to fulfill our mission of improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve,” explained Barry Arbuckle, PhD, President and CEO of MemorialCare, a national leader and innovator in best-practice, evidence-based healthcare serving Southern California.

“I want to acknowledge and applaud the exceptional work and leadership of our talented and selfless employees, physicians, volunteers and donors. This past year, they have continuously demonstrated their unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of our patients and community. Without their support and dedication, this recognition would not be possible. Thank you for your invaluable commitment to providing a Simply Better experience to all,” says Marcia Manker, CEO, of Orange Coast Medical Center and Saddleback Medical Center.

“We are humbled and honored that The Orange County Register readers once again named us among Orange County’s Best Medical Groups for the care we are privileged to provide. We are also extremely grateful to our patients and communities for this special recognition and for continuing to entrust us with their health care,” adds Mark Schafer, M.D., CEO, of MemorialCare Medical Foundation.

MemorialCare is a nonprofit integrated health system that includes leading hospitals – Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Medical Center, and Saddleback Medical Center: award-winning medical groups – MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; Select Health Plan and convenient outpatient health centers, urgent care centers, imaging centers, breast centers, surgical centers, physical therapy centers and dialysis centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties.