SANTA MARIA, CA – January 13, 2020 – Marian Regional Medical Center, (MRMC) is pleased to share that the Lucky Clover 4-H Club, a local Santa Ynez Valley 4-H, shared their giving spirit with the MRMC Pediatric Unit. For a community project, the Farm Machinery group, comprised of six children between the ages of five and 14, decided to give to back to local kids that may need some cheering up during their stay in the hospital. The group came up with the idea to collect gently used books that they could deliver to the children in the hospital during the holidays.
With proud smiles on their faces, the group paid a special visit to the hospital to share the more than 200 books that they had collected. "The members of Lucky Clover 4-H take pride in living the 4-H Pledge, which includes in part – My Hands to Larger Service,” says Project Leader Lisa Kekuewa. “It is really heartwarming to see these children choose to reach out in their community to help and serve others, even at such a young age. This book drive is really close to their hearts as most of these books came straight out of their bedrooms and bookcases for the pediatric patients to enjoy."
The Pediatric Unit at Marian is staffed with caring pediatricians, nurses and support staff who are specially trained to work with children. Marian’s pediatric unit is accredited as a CCS-approved provider, offering the highest level of care to children and their families. The unit is grateful for donations provided by community partners and groups, such as Lucky Clover 4-H Club.
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.