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Marian Regional Medical Center ranked 18th in Soliant’s 2019 Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.

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Of an astonishing 8,542,596 votes, Marian was ranked 18th by supporters based on design, aesthetics, and staff

SANTA MARIA, CA – July 22, 2019 – Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital, announced today that it ranked No. 18 on Soliant’s 10th annual Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals contest. Supporters from across the country nominated and voted for facilities that recognized nurturing staff, comforting aesthetics, and innovative designs as key elements of beauty which contribute to the overall well-being of patients. 

Marian completed the construction of its innovative 191-bed acute-care facility in 2012, even further enhancing the quality of care provided to the community. The state-of-the-art, four story hospital was developed by award-winning Moon Mayoras Architects; a firm dedicated to the development of elegant architecture in health care facilities.  The 239,560 square-foot, four-story tower features private patient rooms and baths, an expanded emergency department, and specialized care including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.   The impressive building was influenced by the California mission style customary in Santa Maria and along California’s Central Coast. The striking facility will serve the health care needs of the community for years to come.

“Marian is pleased to be recognized among Soliant’s Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the Nation,” says Sue Andersen, President & CEO, Marian Regional Medical Center. “While we are proud of our exterior, we are equally proud of the dedicated staff, physicians, and volunteers inside our walls that allow us to be acknowledged nationally for our programs, services, and the quality care we provide.”

With 8,542,596 votes cast for the 96 hospitals nominated, Marian Regional emerged as one of the top 20 facilities recognized by supporters on Soliant’s annual list.

“Congratulations to the hospitals that landed on this year’s Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals list,” said David Alexander, president of Soliant. “These facilities recognize that beauty encompasses more than just a pleasing design; it includes compassionate and dedicated staff partnering with comforting surroundings to help create the most optimal place for people to receive the treatment they need and to restore their health.”



About Marian Regional Medical Center
Marian Regional Medical Center is a technologically advanced, 191-bed facility that provides safe, quality care.  Marian has been a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and was also named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care by Healthgrades. 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. The facility has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for advanced, comprehensive care for stroke patients. Our cancer care program is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, and is one of only three programs between Los Angeles and San Francisco to receive an Outstanding Achievement Award. The campus houses a comprehensive perinatology/ neonatology program, providing specialized care to the tiniest of patients. Dignity Health 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 surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories, imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. 

About Soliant’s Annual Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals Contest
Beginning in 2009, Soliant conducts an annual contest to discover hospitals in the United States that prove beauty is more than skin deep – that it starts from within and radiates through by making patients feel more comfortable, healing them faster and treating them like family. Whether it’s soothing art and design, a healing garden to make a hospital feel more like home, or support of the top-notch staff who knows that love and laughter may be the best medicine, Soliant seeks out nominations and votes from community members and staff for those hospitals they feel best represent what they find beautiful. To learn more about Soliant’s Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S., please visit:

About Soliant
Soliant, an Adecco Group company, is a leading provider of specialized healthcare staffing services to hospitals, schools, and other healthcare providers. By supplying traveling healthcare professionals on both temporary and direct hire assignments, Soliant delivers comprehensive healthcare staffing services across the United States. Soliant's Most Beautiful Hospitals contest recognizes outstanding hospitals for their commitment to growing and improving their campuses and outpatient facilities. Soliant's teams of professionals are qualified to fill physician, nursing, therapy, pharmacy, healthcare IT, advanced practice, telehealth, special education, and other healthcare positions. To learn more about Soliant, please visit


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Monday, July 22, 2019