SANTA MARIA, CA – October 16, 2017
– The Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Foundation is honored to continue its great leadership tradition with the appointment of three new board members and new Foundation Board officers.
Joining the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors are Mario Juarez, esq., Paul Parker, MD, and Tim Ritchie.
Mario Juarez, esq.: Mario is a Santa Maria native and is a practicing attorney, specializing in business law and litigation, real estate, and estate planning. He earned a bachelor of arts in law and society from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law. Mario is also an estate planning instructor through the Allan Hancock Community Education program.
Paul Parker, MD: Dr. Parker is a pediatric hospitalist at Marian Regional Medical Center. He earned his undergraduate degree in biological science at the University of Southern California and completed his medical training at the University of California’s Davis School of Medicine.
Tim Ritchie: Tim is the General Manager of Home Motors Cadillac/Chevrolet in Santa Maria. As a local business leader, Tim has a wealth of experience in the local business community ranging from his time on the Board of Directors at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Santa Maria Valley Economic Development Commission.
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.