MemorialCare Medical Group Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Friday, May 21, 2021

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For 60 years, MemorialCare Medical Group, formerly known as Bristol Park Medical Group, has proudly cared for its community through the most challenging of times. From flu season to the COVID-19 pandemic, MemorialCare has remained steadfast in its commitment to treating every one of its 130,000 patients like family. In celebrating its 60th anniversary, MemorialCare Medical Group is taking a nostalgic look back at its rich history, thanking those who have contributed to its success, and peeking through the looking glass as it prepares for what lies ahead. 

“In celebrating our 60th anniversary, we celebrate MemorialCare Medical Group’s continued success and express our gratitude to the countless patients that have entrusted us with their health,” said Mark Schafer, M.D., CEO, MemorialCare Medical Group. “We look forward to the next 60 years of growth as we continue to work with our exceptional team of doctors, nurses and staff in delivering high quality, patient-centered care.”

Bristol Park Medical Group opened its doors on May 5, 1961 thanks to the vision of its founders Drs. Jack Hagadorn and Reinhard Marthen, who along with former Costa Mesa Mayor Jack Hammett, chose a location that had been a Costa Mesa bean field to build their first medical office. Soon after, the Medical Group rapidly expanded its bandwidth to meet the growing demand of Orange County’s burgeoning population.

In early 2011, MemorialCare announced its partnership with four Southern California physician groups – Bristol Park Medical Group, Memorial Family Medicine Group, Memorial Prompt Care and Family Medicine, and Specialty Physicians of Long Beach – as a nonprofit medical management organization, also known as a medical foundation, which contracts with physician groups to offer patients comprehensive medical care. As part of this partnership and affiliation with MemorialCare, patient’s gained access to its four premier hospitals – MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women's Hospital Long Beach, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, and MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center.

Today, MemorialCare Medical Group is comprised of more 30 locations and more than 300 primary care and specialty physicians, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, geriatric medicine, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology, physiatry, sleep medicine and cardiology as well as offering laboratory and radiology services and urgent care. Caring for patients of all ages from Torrance in the South Bay down to San Clemente, MemorialCare Medical Group is continually honored by numerous organizations, obtaining the Standard of Excellence Elite Status from America’s Physician Group (APG) and consecutively named among The Orange County Register Best of Orange County-Medical Groups and Top Workplaces.

MemorialCare is a platinum-level Leaders Circle partner of Greater Irvine Chamber.

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