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New Neurosurgeon joins Marian Regional Medical Center

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SANTA MARIA, CA – August 11, 2017– Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), part of the Dignity Health Central Coast network of hospitals that includes French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) are pleased to welcome its newest Neurosurgeon to the Santa Maria Specialty Health Center, Matthew Schreckinger, M.D. 

Dr. Schreckinger specializes in Neurological Surgery including spine, back, neck and brain disorders. He is highly skilled in both traditional Neurosurgery and the most up-to-date minimally invasive spine and back procedures including Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF). 

There’s been heightened awareness of brain tumors in the headlines recently with Senator John McCain and TV Host, Maria Menounos.  The American Brain Tumor Association expects a staggering 80,000 new cases of brain tumors in the U.S. this year. 

Dr. Scott Robertson, President and CEO of Pacific Central Coast Health Centers says “The diagnosis of a brain tumor can be devastating for patients and their families. With the proper technology and physician expertise, many brain tumors can be treated or managed to get patients back to leading a healthy life. Adding Dr. Schreckinger’s experience in brain and spine surgery is invaluable to our Central Coast communities.”

Dr. Schreckinger completed Neurological and Advanced Spine Surgery training at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. He earned his Medical Doctorate 
at University of Massachusetts and received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. His commitment to Neurosurgery and patients includes active involvement in the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and North American Spine Society. 

He is passionate about providing honest, accurate, personalized care to his patients and joins fellow Neurosurgeon, Dr. Nicholas Slimack at the Santa Maria Specialty Health Center. 

Dr. Schreckinger is available for consultations and is accepting new patients.

To make an appointment call (805) 739-3863.


About Marian Regional Medical Center

Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac care, and is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) in Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara County STEMI receiving programs earned the Silver Award from the American Heart Association for excellence in patient care. 

Marian has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In addition, Marian has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. The medical center’s cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast. The need to meet the demand for quality, technologicallyadvanced 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 program on the Central Coast 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, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, 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.  



Publish date: 

Friday, August 11, 2017