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Marian Regional Medical Center Celebrates Ten Years of Providing Care in New Hospital

During National Hospital Week, we celebrate our doctors, nurses, employees, and 10 years of care

SANTA MARIA, CA – May 11, 2022 – This year, Marian Regional Medical Center celebrates 10 years of providing care to the Santa Maria Valley in its new, state-of-the-art hospital.

In 1967, the original Marian Hospital opened its doors to serve Santa Maria, a city with less than half of the residents it has today. Over the years, as the population grew, increasing health care demands quickly extended beyond the capacity of the existing facility.

With that growth came the vision for a new medical center - with enhanced technologies, recruitment of physicians from top medical schools, and expanded programs and services. The new Marian Regional Medical Center transformed the hospital campus and set the standard for health care in the Santa Maria Valley.

In 2008, ground was broken and the foundation for the new hospital was laid, and with that began a new era of health care for Santa Maria. Piece by piece, the hospital of the future was constructed. The beautiful structure would stand out along the city skyline with impressive architecture, beautiful bell towers, and a serene and healing environment.

In 2012, the highly-anticipated, 191-bed facility opened its doors to the public, marking a new era in health care for the community, and ensuring the growing population had access to the highest levels of medical care. An expanded Newborn ICU, brand new Critical Care Unit, and Emergency Department were developed to care for the community, and beauty and tranquility were considered for all areas of the new hospital, including the grand entryway, the courtyard, the breathtaking chapel, and stained glass, and the café. Every detail was carefully planned with patients and their families in mind.

“We are so excited to celebrate ten years of technology, growth, and serving our community,” says Sue Andersen, President, and CEO, Marian Regional Medical Center. “We have developed from a small community hospital to a large teaching hospital, offering the latest in technologies and exceptional health care, with a focus on patient experience. We are proud to be members of this community, and will continue to advance our programs and services for those we serve.”

The new facility was designed prioritizing safety, comfort, and the latest advancements in technology. Private patient rooms, centralized nursing stations, and a clean and calming atmosphere were a focus. As our community continues to grow, we remain committed to our promise to recruit exceptional physicians and employees, offer the latest advanced technologies, and provide safe, quality care to our patients.


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

Hospital construction

First patient at the new hospital

Marian today

Publish date: 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022