The new center has been 5 years in the making and not too far from me. Earlier this year I spoke with one of the other hospitals in the system about their conversion to electronic medical records. BD
From the Website:
The MemorialCare health system includes Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills and San Clemente.
MemorialCare has gained widespread recognition for its unique approach to health care. The organization has been identified as one of the top integrated systems in America (Verispan Top 100), a leading hospital organization for technology (Most Wired Hospitals), one of the best governed hospital systems in the U.S. (The Governance Institute) and for having the top leadership team in the country (HealthLeaders). In addition, all of our medical centers received the highest ranking in the Leapfrog National Quality Forum for Safe Practices.
The Orange Coast Patient Care Pavilion, a 162,500-square-foot facility, is the new façade of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and features state-of-the-art services and equipment.
"The expansion will bring our patients and this community many great benefits," Manker said. "As a trusted provider of high-quality healthcare, Orange Coast Memorial is committed to ensuring that our served communities can continue to count on us as a hospital whose medical staff and employees will compassionately care for them, using the best and most advanced techniques available.