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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion Celebrates Triumph and Courage


More than 400 tiny tots and loved ones will reunite with their caregivers on Sunday, October 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a one of kind reunion at Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC).

This special day will celebrate the courageous beginnings of hundreds of little ones who often only came into the world weighing less than three pounds.

MRMC will host its third annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduation celebration on the hospital grounds, where the children and families of the NICU will have a chance to celebrate with the medical staff, nurses, and volunteers that make Marian’s NICU so remarkable. NICU graduates and families in attendance will experience food, games, family portraits, face painting, fingerprinting, and a visit from a local fire engine for the children to enjoy.

Marian’s 21-bed, Community (Level III) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the most sophisticated and technologically-advanced Unit in the region, providing exceptional care to the tiniest of patients.

For additional information or questions about the MRMC NICU, please contact Sara San Juan at 805.739.3574 or sara.sanjuan@dignityhealth.org. 

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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