Saddleback Memorial’s centers of excellence are renowned for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, orthopedics and diabetes; and for leadership in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, breast health, outpatient rehabilitation, advanced imaging, women’s health, geriatric care and surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures.
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center has consistently been named one of Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals, an achievement gained by just 1% of the nation’s hospitals. It has also been honored among Truven Health Analytics’ Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S., consecutively voted Orange County’s #1 Best Hospital in the Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County poll of readers and has appeared on both Becker’s Hospital Review and Thomson Reuters’ lists of America’s Best Hospitals. Saddleback Memorial’s U.S. News & World Report “high-performance” ranking categories included Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is a master's level licensed social work professional who provides interventions to remove psychosocial barriers preventing safe and timely transition through the continuum of care. The LCSW collaborates with members of the healthcare team, the patient/family and community liaisons to assure psychosocial and socioeconomic needs are addressed in order to enhance outcomes and patient satisfaction. The LCSW is a skillful advocate in empowering patients to maintain a level of control over their treatment and for self-determination. The professional licensure allows this individual to provide clinical and casework supervision for staff in accordance with the needs of the department.