Baby Caroline

A delivery with perfect timing

In April of 2017, Tori and Trevor Tait discovered they were going to be parents. Thrilled about their new adventure, they began a search for the perfect hospital to deliver, as well as, the perfect OBGYN to guide them safely through pregnancy. Luckily, the search did not take long, as they found MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center and OBGYN, Heidi Cough, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., through recommendations from friends.

“Pregnancy is a wonderful journey that I am fortunate to be a part of with expecting mothers. Tori’s pregnancy went very smoothly, but I never take that for granted. I encourage all my patients to take an active role in their care, so that together, we achieve the best outcome,” says Dr. Cough.

As 2017 came to a close, Tori and Trevor made big plans for celebrating New Year’s Eve. Their first child was scheduled to make her appearance on December 31, 2017, and they were looking forward to spending the evening with her.

All the nurses were amazing – super kind, super professional. Thanks to them, we knew exactly what was going on during every minute of labor,” says Tori. 

Although they had a plan in place, it didn’t work out the way they expected. Caroline Mae Tait missed her deadline by two hours and 14 minutes, and by doing so, entered the world as an eight-pound celebrity – MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center’s first baby of 2018.

With her healthy newborn nestled in her arms, Tori was excited to be a mom. Thanks to the support of Saddleback Medical Center’s prenatal classes, nurses, lactation expert and her pediatrician, she felt prepared for the next chapter of her journey.

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Our Nurses Earn Magnet Designation

Saddleback Medical Center has been designated a Magnet organization, the highest and most prestigious international distinction a healthcare organization can achieve for nursing excellence. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence, providing consumers a benchmark for measuring quality of care.

“This designation affirms the hard work and dedication of our nursing staff,” says Angie Noel, R.N., B.S.N., R.N.C., and operations manager of women’s services at Saddleback Medical Center. 

The level of experience and passion of our nursing staff supports our dedication to our patients, their families and the communities we serve.

“We take great pride in providing the highest quality of care, and we continually strive to improve,” says Brandi Cassingham, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer.

Dr. Heidi Cough and the Tait family

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MemorialCare is a nonprofit integrated healthcare delivery system that includes leading hospitals – Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Community Medical Center Long Beach, Orange Coast Medical Center, and Saddleback Medical Center; award-winning medical groups – MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; Seaside Health Plan; and convenient outpatient health centers, imaging centers, breast centers, surgical centers, and dialysis centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

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