MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. This is the seventh “A” grade in a row that Saddleback Medical Center has received to recognize its achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

"We are extremely grateful to be recognized for the extraordinary care provided by our exceptional Saddleback Medical Center physicians and care team members," says Marcia Manker, CEO, MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center. "Receiving Leapfrog's 'A' Safety Grade is proof of Saddleback's dedication to improving the health and well-being of the community we serve and ensuring our patients' safety is a top priority."

Leapfrog 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 the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.

“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”

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