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Dignity Health and Marian Regional Medical Center Honored Nurses today as part of National Nurses Week with a Special Ceremony and Celebration

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More than 50 nurses attended this event that recognized their hard work and remembered legendary nurse Florence Nightingale

SANTA MARIA, CA – May 8, 2023 – Dignity Health and Marian Regional Medical Center proudly celebrated National Nurses Week on Monday, May 8th, by honoring its dedicated nursing staffs from both Marian Regional Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital with a special ceremony in their honor. 

More than 50 nurses attended the special ceremony at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria and  were recognized for their exceptional contributions to the healthcare industry and our Central Coast Community. 

The Nurses Week Ceremony  paid tribute to the tireless efforts of the nursing staff. The event was live streamed on Facebook and featured several speeches including one by Marian Regional Medical Centers’ Chief Nursing Executive, Candice Monge, RN, who said,   "Our nurses are the backbone of Marian Regional Medical Center and of our health care system, and we are honored to recognize their incredible contributions to our patients and our community. National Nurses Week is an opportunity to celebrate and show our appreciation for the hard work, dedication, and resilience of our nursing staff."

The Nurses Week ceremony also included  live music, nursing testimonials, a blessing of nurses and at the end, all the nurses stated the Florence Nightingale Nursing Pledge. 

The nurses were treated to cupcakes and special nursing pins to commemorate their dedication to our community and our patients.  

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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 II 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

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Monday, May 08, 2023

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