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Featured Events

Arthritis Update 2018
Wednesday, June 6 
6:30 – 8 pm

Keeping Your Lungs Healthy
Wednesday, July 11
6:30 – 8 pm

Guide to a Healthy Prostate
Wednesday, August 29 
6:30 – 8 pm

Joint Solutions
Sunday, Octover 13
8:30 – 11 am

Preparing for Pregnancy

Saddleback Medical Center
24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills
Thursday, June 21, 5:30 – 8 pm
Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 – 8 pm
Thursday, Sept 13, 5:30 – 8 pm

To prepare for the best pregnancy possible, preconception planning is essential. Gain insights from an OB/GYN, spend one-on-one time to get your questions answered and enjoy a complimentary dinner and tour. Click here to register.

Rancho Mission Viejo
The Canyon House Studio
75 Esencia Drive, Rancho Mission Viejo
Tuesday, June 5, 6 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 20, 6 – 7:30 pm

To register for this event, click here.

Hello Baby: Your Birth,
Your Way Tour

24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills

Whether you’re already pregnant or thinking about starting a family, tour our private, recently renovated maternity and baby suites. You’ll get a sneak peak of all the wonderful amenities you’ll experience when you welcome your bundle of joy. Virtual tour also available. Click here to register.

Cancer Care

The Secrets to Colon Cancer Prevention
Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 – 8 pm

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, yet it’s one of the most preventable. Join gastroenterologist Ketan Shah, M.D., M.B.A., to discover proven lifestyle modifications to minimize your risk of colon cancer, learn when to screen and what questions to ask your gastroenterologist. Registration required.

Guide to a Healthy Prostate
Wednesday, Aug 29, 6:30 – 8 pm

More than 50% of men over the age of 60 have an enlarged prostate. Approximately 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually. Prostatitis can be a concern for all men. Join Moses Kim, M.D., for a discussion of these conditions and dietary, medical and surgical treatments. Registration required.

General Health

Gallbladder Disease & Treatments
Wednesday, May 30, 6:30 – 8 pm

The term “gallbladder disease” can include different types of conditions that affect your gallbladder. Join William Wallace, M.D., and Jason Wong, M.D., as they discuss gallbladder diseases, diagnoses and treatments that are right for you. Registration required.

Back Pain Solutions
Wednesday, Sept 12, 6:30 – 8 pm

Bryce Johnson, M.D., will discuss the common causes, diagnoses and treatment options of spine-related back and leg pain to help get you back to your active life. A physical therapist will be available to speak about non-surgical options. Registration required.

Arthritis Update 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 – 8 pm

Did you know there are more than 100 diseases related to arthritis? Join Alan Schenk, M.D., as he explains basic facts, misconceptions and current treatments for arthritis. He will also look at osteoporosis, a common condition of bone that leads to fractures and disability. Registration required.

Relieving Neck & Back Arthritis Pain
Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 – 8 pm

Got a pain in the neck or back? Join Jason A. Liauw, M.D., as he discusses arthritic degeneration of the spine, common causes and current treatments available to help you get back to your active life. Registration required.

Macular Degeneration
Wednesday, Sept 26, 6:30 – 8 pm

If you’re 50 years of age or older, you could be at risk for macular degeneration, a common age-related cause of visual loss. Join Charles Eifrig, M.D., F.A.C.S., as he discusses the risk factors and treatment options available for you. Registration required.

Joint Care

Joint Solutions
Saturday, Oct 13, 8:30 – 11 am

If you are dealing with chronic knee or hip pain and are looking for answers that can help you feel good again, don’t miss our exclusive Joint Solutions event. Do you want to learn more about joint replacement surgery and recovery and discover if this option might be right for you? This event is designed to offer objective information, candid discussion and provide answers that can help you feel good again. Click here to to register.


Diabetes Wellness Education

Attend our free Diabetes Wellness Community Education meetings to learn the latest trends and therapies in diabetes management. Please call 949.452.7873 for dates and times of these free educational offerings. Click here for more information.

Diabetes Self-Management Training and Education

For those with diabetes, this course covers education, medications, meal planning, blood-glucose monitoring, prevention of complications and more. Physician referral required. American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognized. Click here for more information.

Healthy Beginnings –Diabetes and Pregnancy

For pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes or gestational diabetes. Blood glucose meters provided. Physician referral required. Click here for more information.

Support Group Series

Call 1.800.MEMORIAL (1.800.636.6742) for dates and times or click below for more information.

Bereavement Support Group

Brain Injury Support Group

Parkinson’s Support Group

Pulmonary Disease Support Group

• Women’s Cancer Support Group

Women's Health & Childbirth

Meet the Pediatricians
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6 –­ 7:30 pm
MemorialCare Medical Group
San Juan Capistrano

Choosing the right pediatrician for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. If you are new to the area, expecting a child or looking for a new pediatrician, join us for a special meet and greet event and get acquainted with MemorialCare Medical Group pediatricians in your area. To register, click here or call 888.848.9355.

Fertility 101
Wednesday, Oct 24, 6:30 – 8 pm

Is fertility treatment an option for you and your partner? Join fertility specialist Jane Frederick, M.D., to learn about the causes of infertility, miscarriage and effective treatments. Registration required.

Preparing for Pregnancy
Thursday, June 21, 5:30 – 8 pm
Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 – 8 pm
Thursday, Sept 13, 5:30 – 8 pm

To prepare for the best pregnancy possible, preconception planning is essential. Gain insights from an OB/GYN, spend one-on one time to get your questions answered and enjoy a complimentary dinner and tour. Click here to register.

Childbirth Eduction & Parenting Classes 

The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Medical Center offers a variety of childbirth preparation and parenting classes to help ensure a great beginning for you and your baby.

Boot Camp for New Moms

Boot Camp for New Dads

Breastfeeding Basics

Childbirth Refresher

Hello Baby: Your Birth, Your Way Tour

Infant Safety and CPR

Infant/Child CPR for Grandparents

New Baby Care

Preparing for Pregnancy

Preparation for Childbirth-
onsite or online

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Women’s Hospital Information Night
Registration required. Call
1.800.MEMORIAL (1.800.636.6742) or click here for more information. Childbirth classes available to women delivering at the Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Medical Center.


Keeping the Beat with AFib
Wednesday, Aug 1, 6:30 – 8 pm

You’ve heard of AFib, but what is it? Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of arrhythmia, or heart rhythm disorder. As we age, the incidence rate increases, affecting one in 10 people, and can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications if not treated. Join electrophysiologist Paul C. Drury, M.D., as he discusses causes, symptoms, risks and treatment options. Registration required.

Cholesterol Screening
Visit us online or call to make an appointment

Know your numbers. We’ll check your cholesterol and tell you your total cholesterol, HDL, ratio, LDL, triglycerides and glucose within 10 minutes. Appointments and fasting required. Cost: $25. Click here for more information.

Cardiac Rehabilitation
6 – 12 weeks

If you’re recovering from a heart attack or heart surgery/angioplasty/stent or living with heart disease, you should talk to your doctor about an exercise and lifestyle program. We offer personalized programs with registered nurses and exercise physiologists with telemetry monitoring. Physician referral required. Click here for more information.

Take Charge of Your Heart Series
Free three-part series

Learn about heart disease, prevention and management with our health professionals, discussing topics from nutrition basics, innovative cooking options and risk factor reduction for heart disease.
Part 1 - Nutrition Basics for a Healthy Heart
Part 2 - Innovative Cooking Options
Part 3 - Risk Factor Reduction
Open to all, registration required. Click here for more information.

Living with Heart Failure
Free two-part series

Learn how to manage heart failure. In this series, a cardiac nurse specialist will teach you ways to take control of your condition through early recognition of heart failure symptoms, when to call your physician, medication therapy, diet and exercise. Open to all. Registration required. Click here for more information.
Part 1 - Overview, Nutrition & Diet
Part 2 - Medications

Screenings & Prevention

Early Lung Cancer Screening

This screening is designed to evaluate those without symptoms and have a high risk for developing lung cancer. Our criteria for screening is between 55 – 77 years old, current smoker or have quit within the last 15 years and have a history of smoking for 30+ years. Appointment required. Click here for more information.

Nutrition Counseling

Come meet with a registered dietitian to learn about healthy eating, weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, pregnancy, allergies and sports nutrition. Physician referral required. Click here for more information.

Healthy Beginnings –Diabetes and Pregnancy

Get a bone-mineral density test to detect vertebral fractures and learn about risk factors, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Measurements are reviewed by physician. Physician referral required. Click here for more information.

Tone Your Bones Exercise
Mondays, Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8 - 9 am

For people with osteoporosis or those at risk of developing osteoporosis. 10-class series, $5/class. First class is free! Physician release required. Call 1.800.MEMORIAL (1.800.636.6742) for more information.

Stroke Care

Stroke Education
Free two-part series
Part 1 - May 22, Part 2 - May 29
Part 1 - July 10, Part 2 - July 17
Part 1 - Oct 9, Part 2 - Oct 16

Part 1 is taught by a stroke nurse specialist, and Part 2 is taught by rehabilitation specialists, such as a physical therapist, occupational therapist or speech therapist, and a registered dietitian who will discuss the importance of eating healthy. Registration required.

Part 1 - Facts about Stroke & Secondary Prevention, 11 am – 12 pm*
Part 2 - Stroke Recovery through Rehabilitation, 10:30 am – 12 pm*

* Please note times for each class.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hospital Volunteers

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Off-Site Hospice Volunteers

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Patient & Family Advisory Council

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Keeping Your Lungs Healthy
Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 – 8 pm

Healthy lungs are essential to maintaining an active lifestyle. Please join us as Samer Kanaan, M.D., discusses ways to keep your lungs healthy including symptoms of unhealthy lungs, lung cancer, risk factors and the current screening recommendations. Registration required.

Free Lung Screening: Spirometry

Our free breathing test measures your lung capacity. Open to all, registration required. Click here for more information.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Nine weeks - new classes start monthly

If you suffer from chronic respiratory diseases, our nine-week rehab class is for you. Taught by registered pulmonary technicians, physicians and exercise physiologists. Physician referral required. Click here for more information.

Breathe Easy

Free two-part series covering pulmonary disease. Open to all, registration required. Click here for more information.
Part 1 - Lung Disease
Part 2 - Meds & Therapies

Tobacco Cessation

Are you ready to quit smoking and take an important step toward better health and life? Register for a free five-week educational and support series designed to help you succeed in eliminating smoking and other tobacco use from your life. Offered in partnership with the Tobacco Use Prevention Program. Open to all, registration required. Click here for more information.

For Seniors

Medicare 101
Thursday, June 28, 6 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, Aug 23, 6 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 20, 10 – 11:30 am

Join us for a Medicare educational seminar presented by Saddleback Medical Center Senior Plus. We’ll explain Medicare parts A, B, C, D benefits and how they can provide for all your medical care needs. Registration required. Click here for more information.
All Medicare events are for informational purposes only. No special plan benefits or details will be shared.

Blood Donor Center

Save Life. Donate Blood Today.
Give Life! Help save the life of someone in your own community. Donate blood to be used in life-saving procedures. The rarest type of blood is the one not on the shelf when it’s needed by a patient. For more information, click here or call 949.452.3158 to schedule your appointment.


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