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Marian Regional Medical Center Partners with Local Organizations to Educate Community on Proper Installation of Safety Seats

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Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Agency, the California Highway Patrol, and Santa Barbara County SafeKids collaborate with Marian to ensure children are safe while traveling in a car.

SANTA MARIA, CA – May 2, 2022 – A staggering percentage of car seats are not installed correctly. Being educated about the proper way to buckle up and taking that precaution is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your passengers. That is why Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is hosting a free Car Seat Check event this Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the MRMC campus at 1400 East Church Street, Santa Maria. No appointment is necessary for members of the public.

Children under two years of age are required to ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds, or is 40 or more inches tall. Additionally, children need to use a booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4’9” tall. The child should be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat. The Car Seat Check event will emphasize the importance of knowing the law, and ensuring all children riding in a car are properly secured.

Car seat experts will be available at the event to inspect individual safety seats and explain proper installation. Join us at the Car Seat Check event to ensure your child’s seat is secured and used properly.


About Marian Regional Medical Center

Marian Regional Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 191-bed medical center located in Santa Maria, California. The modern facility is home to a broad array of services including a level III trauma center, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a nationally recognized cardiac care center, and boasts the Central Coast’s only Comprehensive Community Cancer Program as recognized by the Commission on Cancer. Marian has been recognized for quality and patient safety and named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades ®. Marian Regional Medical Center together with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, comprise Dignity Health Central Coast, a network of hospitals, physicians, and outpatient services including physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories, and imaging centers, and a full-service home health agency. Learn more at

Car Seat Rodeo Event Details

73% of car seats are not installed correctly. Join us at the Car Seat Rodeo to ensure your child’s seat is secured and used properly.

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Monday, May 02, 2022