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A Magnificent Magnet for Care

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center has achieved Magnet® recognition for its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. With this credential, Orange Coast Memorial joins the Magnet community — a select group of 426 healthcare organizations out of nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations.

Pacemaker For The Brain

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) controls tremors and eases muscle stiffness in patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia.

Back on Beat

Left untreated, atrial fibrillation can cause life-threatening complications, such as stroke or heart failure.The human heartbeat is steady and predictable. At rest, the heart beats at about 60 to 100 beats per minute, providing much needed oxygen and nutrients to the organs of the body.But for millions of people, a steady and predictable heartbeat has been replaced by an irregular or extremely rapid one. These abnormal heart rhythms are called arrhythmias, and the most common form is atrial fibrillation, or AFib.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Low-dose CT lung screening saves tens of thousands of lives each year. As a Screening Center of Excellence, Orange Coast Memorial continues its commitment to helping more patients beat this deadly disease.
Lung cancer accounts for 27 percent of all cancer deaths – not because it’s the most prevalent cancer, but because it has historically been so difficult to detect in its earliest, most-treatable stages. Two-dimensional chest X-rays aren’t sensitive enough to detect tiny nodules and traditional Computerized Topography (CT) exposes patients to higher levels of radiation.

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