Alex Medina, executive director

On Aug. 24, 2017, Life Care Centers of America presented Orangegrove Rehabilitation Hospital in Garden Grove, California, with the Facility of the Year Award for its Southwest Division.


The award was presented during the company’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. It recognized the facility as the premier location in the division, which includes 23 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Arizona, California and Nevada.


Criteria for this award include excellent customer service, a strong activities department, an active volunteer program and involvement in the community.


Orangegrove Rehabilitation Hospital, led by Executive Director Alex Medina, was praised for its excellence of care, as shown by its five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as for its longevity of staff and family feel.


In the community, Orangegrove is known for catering to the needs of the Korean-American population. It employs Korean translators seven days a week to make sure residents and caregivers communicate well, and it is known to serve an authentic Korean menu. Associates also participate in several local Korean organizations and the annual Korean Festival in Garden Grove.


“We congratulate Alex and his team of associates who, together, have developed such a strong facility,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “The residents and rehab patients at Orangegrove Rehabilitation Center are the real winners as they benefit from the works of love performed by the team every day.”