SANTA MARIA, Calif. - On May 20, 2020, Marian Regional Medical Center reached a milestone of 80 years serving the community.
In 1940, The Sisters of Saint Francis of Penance and Christian Charity founded Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hospital and were invited to Santa Maria to provide for the medical needs of the community.
Fast-forward eighty years later, Marian Regional Medical Center’s 191-bed hospital is an award-winning facility serving the area.
“As Marian celebrates this significant milestone, we reflect on the countless and loyal supporters that helped bring to fruition our vision of health care in Santa Maria,” says, Marian Regional Medical Center President and CEO, Sue Andersen. “From our humble beginnings as a small community hospital to the present day standing as a regional, teaching medical center, our commitment to our patients and community has never wavered.”
Santa Maria Mayor, Alice Patino, praised the facility saying, “Marian has made good on its promise, and remains committed to providing the people of the Santa Maria Valley and surrounding communities with exceptional medical care for years to come.”
The new 235,000 square-foot hospital opened its doors in 2012 and has been recognized among the Top 25 most beautiful hospitals in the nation.
Marian prides itself on its ability to recruit and retain highly-trained nurses, caregivers, and physicians from all over the country and invest in the advanced technologies to enhance surgical specialties, image quality and accuracy, and improve patient safety and comfort.
Marian is designated a STEMI Receiving Center in Santa Barbara County, and is designated a Level III Trauma Center by Santa Barbara County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency.
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