Saddleback Memorial has begun a feasibility study to transition the acute care campus into an Ambulatory Health Care Campus that focuses on comprehensive outpatient health and wellness services. This study is a detailed evaluation of the proposal to replace the acute care campus with an Ambulatory Health Care Campus. In light of the announced future changes planned for Saddleback Memorial’s San Clemente Campus, the San Clemente City Council appointed representatives, to serve on the Saddleback Memorial San Clemente Hospital Advisory Committee. The goal of this committee is to deliberate, review, research and educate the public on potential impacts to the City as it relate to this potential transition. The public is invited to attend to learn about the future uses and impacts related to the San Clemente Hospital, please attend a Committee meeting to get questions answered and provide public comment.
No final decisions will be made until after the feasibility study is completed in February 2015.
For more information about Saddleback Memorial – San Clemente Campus and the feasibility study for the campus transition, please visit http://www.memorialcare.org/saddleback-memorial-san-clemente
Saddleback Memorial San Clemente Hospital Advisory Committee
|Organization||Name of Appointees|
|City of San Clemente||Chris Hamm, Mayor Pro Tem|
|Public Safety||OCSD - John Coppock; OCFA - Kirk Wells|
|Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - San Clemente||Tony Struthers|
|City of San Clemente Staff||Jim Holloway, Community Development Director|
|Saddleback Memorial Foundation||Dr. Myron Wacholder|
|Hospital Association of California||Julie Puentes|
|Community Member at Large||Susan Ritschel|
|Community Member at Large||Dr. Gus Gialamas|
|Community Member at Large||Mike Clark|
|EMS Subject Matter Expert||Vicki Sweet|
|* Email appointees by clicking on their name.|
On Tuesday April 7th 2015 the City Council was presented an update from the Board of Directors from Saddleback Memorial.
State Senator Pat Bates and State Assemblyman William P. Brough have introduced legislature to allow for a free standing emergency room in San Clemente.
Senate Bill 787 and Assembly Bill 911 would require a general acute care hospital that provides emergency medical services and that is scheduled for closure to conduct public hearings for public review and comment, as specified. The bill would also authorize Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, San Clemente, to continue, under its existing license, to provide emergency medical services to patients in the region if it otherwise transforms its delivery of services.
At the October 7, 2014 City Council meeting, City Council received a Special Presentation from City staff, Orange County Fire Authority, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, County of Orange Emergency Medical Services, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - San Clemente and the Doctors’ of San Clemente Hospital.
The purpose of this Special Presentation was to bring forward information as it relates to the potential closure of the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - San Clemente. As a result of this presentation, staff will be coming back at the October 21, 2014 meeting to have the City Council designate a Sub-Committee to perform further research, community education and input.
As more information becomes available, the webpage will be updated.
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - San Clemente Updates
Orange County Emergency Medical Services:
Orange County Fire Authority
Orange County Sheriff’s Department –San Clemente
The following links are to documents or webpages that contain information pertinent to the Saddleback Memorial - San Clemente Campus feasibility study.