Kelli Ruiz, Prominent Health Care Strategist, Joins MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center Executive Team


LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelli Ruiz, a prominent Southern California health care executive, is the new Vice President of Business Development at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center, part of MemorialCare, with more than 200 Southern California care locations.

During her 22-year career, Ruiz served in leadership positions with well-known organizations, recently as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. She was previously Vice President of Operations at Surgical Care Affiliates which partners with MemorialCare in offering ambulatory surgery centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. She also served in leadership positions with DaVita, a national health care company.

"Kelli is an outstanding executive with substantial experience in hospitals, outpatient and community-based health care settings," says Marcia Manker, CEO of Saddleback Medical Center. "We look forward to the opportunities Kelli's leadership will bring."

"I'm excited about joining Saddleback Medical Center's exceptional physicians, employees, volunteers and donors who have an extraordinary commitment to excellence and passion for service," says Ruiz. An Orange County resident, she and her husband have three children.

Saddleback Medical Center has been named among America's Best Hospitals, Best of Orange County hospitals by readers of the Orange County Register, Truven Top 50 U.S. Cardiovascular Hospitals, American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Heart Failure and Stroke Care Gold Plus, Leapfrog Group's Top "A" Grade for Patient Safety, Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence and one of only a few U.S. hospitals to earn the Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center certification. Centers of Excellence include cancer, heart, pulmonary, orthopedics, spine, diabetes, neurology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, emergency and critical care, breast health, imaging, women's health, geriatrics, and minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery. Recent U.S. News & World Report high-performance rankings include heart failure and colon cancer surgery. The Women's Hospital at Saddleback Medical Center offers personalized obstetrics, perinatal programs and neonatal intensive care unit. It is part of MemorialCare with more than 200 care locations, four top hospitals--Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills, Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach; MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; Seaside Health Plan; and convenient outpatient surgery, imaging, dialysis, urgent care, health and breast centers in Southern California. For more information, visit


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