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Marian Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Santa Barbara County Baby of 2018

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Newborn boy makes his debut just minutes after the start of the New Year

SANTA MARIA, CA – January 1, 2018 – Angelo Xavier Lenetti arrived just in time to become the first baby born in Santa Barbara County in 2018 at Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC). Coming into the world at 12:06 a.m., the bundle of joy weighed in at just seven pounds, seven ounces, and measured 193/4 inches long. 

Angelos’s mother, Love Lenetti, and father Devin Lenetti, are overjoyed about their unexpected New Year’s arrival. Angelo is the first baby for each of the proud parents, who joked just days ago about the possibility of having the first baby of the year. Mom and baby are healthy and doing well. 

To celebrate and welcome this bundle of joy, MRMC staff presented mom, dad and baby with a beautiful gift basket filled with goodies and essentials for the sweet bundle of joy.

“This is a new experience for me and my husband,” says new mom Love. “We are very excited about his arrival.” 

The Maternal and Newborn Center at MRMC offers a loving start for every baby and loving care for every mom. Our private labor & delivery, and recovery suites are equipped with advanced equipment to ensure the safety of the mother and baby. Additionally, our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides highly specialized, family centered care for newborns that require extra attention. 


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, 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 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.

About Dignity Health
Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved.  In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charitable care and community services. For more information, please visit our website at 

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Monday, January 01, 2018