HG Best TrophyMemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center achieved America’s 250 Best Hospitals’ Award, ranking among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for clinical excellence and comprehensive high-quality care across clinical areas.

“We are proud that Healthgrades has recognized MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center’s commitment to high quality specialty care,” says Marcia Manker, chief executive officer, MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center. “All of Saddleback Medical Center’s physicians, nurses, and staff are consistently focused on providing the highest quality care and best possible clinical outcomes for our patients. This recognition demonstrates that our physicians and clinicians are committed to putting the care of our patients and their safety first.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation between America’s Best 250 Hospitals and hospitals that did not receive the distinction.

In fact, if all hospitals performed similarly to America’s 250 Best, over 160,000 lives could have been saved.* Patients treated at one of the 2023 America’s 250 Best Hospitals have, on average, a 28.7% lower risk of dying than if they were treated at a hospital that did not receive the America’s 250 Best Hospitals award.*

We’re proud to recognize Saddleback Medical Center as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023. As one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, Saddleback Medical Center consistently delivers better-than-expected outcomes for the patients in their community and is setting a high national standard for clinical excellence.

Brad Bowman MD

chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades

In October, Saddleback Medical Center also was named one of the 100 Best for gastrointestinal care and gastrointestinal surgery for 2022 and received Excellence Awards for gastrointestinal care, gastrointestinal surgery, pulmonary care, and critical care. In addition to these awards, Saddleback Medical Center placed in the top 5% for overall GI services, gastrointestinal surgery, and GI medical treatment, top 10% for overall pulmonary services, and was recognized for seven five-star awards in various specialties.

Visit Healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals for an in-depth look at Saddleback Medical Center’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Laguna Hills. Consumers can also visit Healthgrades.com for more information on see how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology. A patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology is available.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.