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Marian Regional Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital were recently awarded a grant for $34,285 from Kohl’s Cares® to improve the health and wellness of local children by offering the Healthy for Life Wellness Program.
The objectives of the Healthy for Life Wellness Program are to teach children and families how to make healthy lifestyle choices, how to make healthy food choices and how to increase physical activity. The Healthy for Life Wellness Program began in September and is a year-round nutrition education and physical activity program offered at community centers and after-school centers in the Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Oceano and Grover Beach areas.
The $34,285 grant was awarded to MRMC and AGCH from Kohl's Department Stores through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program, and all funds have been collected from Kohl’s stores located in the Santa Maria area. Kohl’s commitment is made possible through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys, with 100 percent of net profit benefiting children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships such as this.
For more information about upcoming classes and events, please contact Martha Solano at Marian Regional Medical Center Community Benefits, 805.739.3588, or visit www.marianmedicalcenter.org/kohlscares.
Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac care and its cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast. The need to meet the demand for quality, technologically-advanced care for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012. The new facility houses the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/neonatology service providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. Join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter or get inspired on Pinterest and Instagram.
Sara San Juan