The Marian Foundation is pleased to announce that through the efforts of many, the previous record of $245,000 was surpassed and a new record of $262,000 in employee and volunteer contributions was established.
The annual campaign provides invaluable support to Marian programs and services, as well as the Friendship Fund, an employee assistance fund. More than 1,230 employees—65% of the entire organization—contributed to the campaign, which was an 18% participation increase from the 2015 campaign. Additionally, six teams earned 100% participation in the month-long campaign: HIM/Coding. Environmental Services, Telemetry, Finance, EHR/Informatics, and Foundation/Volunteer Services.
Jessa Brooks, Vice President of Philanthropy, shares, “Campaign contributions from our employees and volunteers are particularly special gifts because members of our team not only give tirelessly of their service each and every day to patients and families, but they have gone above and beyond by making a personal contribution in support of the lifesaving programs and services they champion. This impressive campaign outcome demonstrates that every contribution, no matter the size, combines to make a truly meaningful difference.”
As employees and volunteers, the campaign’s supporters witness first-hand how giving is one of the most powerful expressions of compassion and the recent campaign outcome is a testament to the generosity of the Marian family.
For more information about the Circle of Friends Employee Giving Campaign, please call the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation at (805) 739-3595.
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 is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) in Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara County STEMI receiving programs earned the Silver Award from the American Heart Association for excellence in patient care. Marian has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In addition, Marian has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. The medical center’s 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 program on the Central Coast 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, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, 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.