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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion Celebrates Triumph and Courage at Marian Regional Medical Center

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Infants and toddlers enjoyed fun and festivities while reuniting with physicians and staff that cared for them at sixth annual celebration

SANTA MARIA, CA – October 19, 2019 –  Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) today hosted more than 300 tiny tots and their loved ones at a one-of-a-kind reunion. Graduates of Marian’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) reunited with those who cared for them during their earliest and most fragile days. Marian’s celebratory event offered graduates the chance to celebrate with those that make Marian’s NICU so remarkable.

The well-attended annual event celebrates the courageous beginnings of hundreds of little ones, many of whom entered the world weighing less than three pounds. Caregivers, neonatologists, nurses, and volunteers gathered to eagerly welcome the graduates on Saturday, October 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the grounds of the hospital campus.  

Attendees experienced food, games, family portraits, face painting, fingerprinting, and many more activities for the families to enjoy.

Marian’s 21-bed, Community (Level III) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the most sophisticated and technologically-advanced Unit in the region, providing exceptional care to the tiniest of patients.

For additional information or questions about the MRMC NICU, please contact Sara San Juan at (805) 739-3574 or [email protected].


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. Marian is a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA, 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 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.  

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Saturday, October 19, 2019