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Good News to Share: Marian Regional Medical Center “Hurrah for Heroes” to Show Appreciation for All First Responders

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At noon each day, Marian Regional Medical Center President and CEO rings bells in hospital bell tower

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SANTA MARIA, CA – April 7, 2020 – Marian Regional Medical Center recently launched “Hurrahs for Heroes,” to thank all front-line employees for their dedication during this critical time. In recognition of all first responders, Marian President and CEO Sue Andersen is ringing the bells in the hospital’s impressive bell tower at noon daily to show appreciation to hospital staff and others in the community. 

“Marian Regional Medical Center is leading the effort locally to recognize those that are working so diligently to support the community during this time of need,” says Marian Regional Medical Center President and CEO Sue Andersen. “Our health care teams have done an amazing job of preparing for COVID-19 and we want to take the time to thank them. In addition, we have partnered with local organizations that can offer daily prayer, a ringing of bells, a moment of pause, and well-wishes to anyone that needs an outpouring of support while enduring this pandemic.”

This daily act recognizes all essential employees including operational restaurant staff, grocery store employees, and the many individuals that are working persistently to care for our communities.


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 received the Outstanding Achievement Award. The campus houses a comprehensive perinatology/ neonatology program, providing specialized care to the tiniest of patients. 



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Tuesday, April 07, 2020