SANTA MARIA, CA – August 17, 2020 – Marian Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation recently received a $2 million philanthropic gift.
The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, made the decision to support quality health care in Santa Maria in a very significant and impactful way. As a result, the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors has approved the use of the $2 million donation to create an endowment, titled the Advanced Technology and Innovation Endowment Fund, which will provide for the continued acquisition of leading-edge medical equipment and technology, now and in the future.
“The health care of all community members is essential and the anonymous benefactor’s intention to support the advancement of Marian’s medical technology for current and future generations makes this gift truly transformative,” states Sue Andersen, President and CEO, Marian Regional Medical Center. “This impactful contribution comes at a much needed time as local residents’ health care needs continue to grow at a rapid pace. On behalf of hospital leadership and the Marian Foundation Board of Directors, we extend our sincerest appreciation and gratitude for this meaningful gift.”
Through the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation’s newly established Advanced Technology and Innovation Endowment Fund, members of the public can contribute to the Fund to support the hospital’s investment in medical equipment and technological breakthroughs. For more information about the Marian Foundation’s recent $2 million transformational gift or to make a donation in support of the new Advanced Technology & Innovation Endowment Fund, please contact the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation at (805) 739-3595.
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 its 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 service 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. 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.