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Marian Regional Medical Center to Host Free Car Seat Safety Event to Educate Community on Proper Installation of Child Safety Seats

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SANTA MARIA, CA – February 13, 2023 – Up to 80 percent of child safety seats are installed incorrectly. 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 Dignity Health Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is hosting a Car Seat Safety Check event this Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the MRMC campus at 1400 East Church Street, Santa Maria. No appointment necessary.    

Children under two years of age are required to ride in a rear-facing child 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 eight years old or 4’9” tall. Children 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 Safety Check event will emphasize the importance of knowing the law, and ensuring all children riding in a car are properly secured.  

In partnership with the California Highway Patrol, Santa Barbara County SafeKids, Herencia Indigena, and Cottage Children’s Medical Center, child safety seat experts will  inspect individual safety seats and explain proper installation. Join us at the Car Seat Safety Check event to ensure your child’s seat is secured and used properly. Vehicle and car seat must be present. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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

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Monday, February 13, 2023