If you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1
at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
In an Emergency, We're Here for You—Our Promise. Your Choice.At Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills our emergency department team sets the highest standards for caring for you and your loved ones. With added focus on timeliness and compassionate service, we will exceed your emergency room expectations.
Patients are treated by board-certified emergency physicians and experienced, caring nurses and technicians. Whether it's a sprained ankle or life threatening illness, you can count on Saddleback Memorial. Although we hope that you are never in need of emergency care, know that Saddleback Memorial is here for you.
STEMI CenterAn ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) is a form of heart attack. It is important that those who experience a STEMI be treated within 90 minutes of the first onset of symptoms. Our emergency department is one of only a few designated cardiac receiving centers with emergency treatment times that beat the national average. Orange County residents with chest pain who call 9-1-1 will automatically be directed to a STEMI center, where cardiac expertise and facilities are ready 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. The STEMI receiving team works in conjunction with the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center to provide the best cardiac care available.
Stroke Receiving CenterSaddleback Memorial was recently designated as an official stroke-neurology receiving center by Orange County Health Care Agency as part of the Nation's first program to direct patients to designated centers. The Health Care Agency worked with a coalition of stroke advocates to develop Stroke-Neurology Receiving Center criteria with an emphasis on quality of care, patient safety and 24-hour availability of Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Radiologists, Nurses and Emergency Medicine physicians who are experts in managing stroke patients. These professionals use specialized neurological techniques that have been shown to provide the best outcomes for stroke patients.
State-of-the-Art TechnologyWe offer the latest technological advances in imagingâ€”including CT scanning. We also offer bedside monitoring, registration, and electronic medical records. Our department ensures patients receive the best emergency care available.
Warning Signs that Indicate a Medical Emergency