MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center received an “A” from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2022. This is the fifth “A” grade in a row that Saddleback Medical Center has received recognizing its achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

We are extremely pleased to once again receive Leapfrog’s ‘A’ Safety Grade. This important designation reflects our ongoing commitment to improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve by ensuring that our patients’ safety is a top priority.

Marcia Manker, chief executive officer, MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization that, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as systems that hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and chief executive officer, The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

To see MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit