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Marian Regional Welcomes First Santa Barbara Baby of 2017


Everett Eugene Perez arrived just in time to become the first baby born in Santa Barbara County in 2017 at Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC). Coming into the world at 12:28 a.m., he weighed in at just seven pounds, nine ounces.

Everett’s mom, Ashley Schultz, and dad Eric Perez, are overjoyed about their New Year arrival. Everett is the first baby for each of the proud parents. Mom and baby are doing well.

To celebrate and welcome this bundle of joy, MRMC staff presented mom, dad and baby with a beautiful gift basket filled with goodies and essentials for the sweet bundle of joy.

“I was not expecting to have a baby today,” says new mom Ashley. “But I am already in love.” 

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.

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