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Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation Announces Appointment of New Board Members

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Three community leaders join the Marian Foundation Board of Directors as new members

SANTA MARIA, CA – October 22, 2020 – The Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Foundation is honored to continue its great leadership tradition with the appointment of three new board members and new Foundation Board officers.

Joining the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors are Natalie Barragan, Terry Dworaczyk, and Dhagash Joshi, MD.

Natalie Barragan is the Senior Vice President and Operations Administrator at Community Bank of Santa Maria. She holds a Graduate Degree in Banking from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania. She brings extensive banking knowledge and leadership experience to the Foundation Board.


Terry Dworaczyk, MS, CFP, CKA, CLTC is a private wealth advisor and Ameriprise Financial franchise owner. He became a financial advisor in 1995 after serving in the United States Air Force. He received his MS in Business Administration from Boston University in 1993 and an EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2007. Terry’s expertise includes retirement planning strategies, small business, estate planning strategies, and family finances. 

Dhagash Joshi, MD is a Board certified family physician, Marian Hospitalist and Owner of Reason Health. He received his Doctor of Medicine from B.J. Medical College in Ahmedabad,completed his Residency of Family Medicine at North Oakland Medical Center, and holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business. His company, Reason Health, provides nutritional weight gain supplements for people struggling to maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Joshi is a highly-esteemed physician and long-standing supporter of the Marian Foundation.

“The Marian Foundation is honored to welcome Natalie, Terry, and Dr. Joshi to our Board of Directors,” states Christina Slimack, Chair of the Marian Foundation Board of Directors. “The newly appointed Board members have demonstrated a passion for furthering the healing mission of Marian and their commitment to the Santa Maria community will make them outstanding ambassadors to advance the programs and services of Marian.”

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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.


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Thursday, October 22, 2020