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GRATITUDE | April 2022

New ECMO medical technology now saving lives at Marian

After testing positive for COVID-19, Matt Tracy was admitted to Marian Regional Medical Center in October of 2021 and was quickly placed on a ventilator. Matt continued to deteriorate and was on the verge of death, but his care team had one more card to play—extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy, the life-saving treatment known as ECMO.

The ECMO medical technology at Marian Regional Medical Center is a reality due to a $260,000 donation from the Mark and Dorothy Smith Family Foundation. This sophisticated life support technology pumps and oxygenates the patient’s blood outside the body, allowing the lungs to rest and recover.

After more than 63 days in the hospital, Matt is alive and well today, crediting his amazing recovery to the ECMO treatment he received and the care provided by the Marian Regional Medical Center staff.

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Legion of Marian - May 1
Upcoming Event May 1

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We did it again!

HealthgradesMarian Regional Medical Center was a recent recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, recognizing it as among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance in preventing serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay.

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Join us - by getting involved with this year's Day of Hope event!

Day of Hope Date

Year after year, this community continues to provide generous support to Mission Hope Cancer Center and to inspire local families, friends, and neighbors. Fortunately, it has never been easier to get involved with Day of Hope!


You are invited to visit DayofHope to learn more about how you can gift hope to local cancer patients today, or you may call the Marian Foundation at 805-739-3595.

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Jessica Nunez named Day of Hope 2022 Ambassador

Jessica Nunez with son, JacobJessica Nunez, a Santa Maria native, leads a very active life. She rarely slows down, whether hiking, going to the beach, working two jobs, or caring for her 15-year-old son, Jacob. Despite her fast-paced life, Jessica diligently attended her standard annual woman’s wellness exams, no matter how busy she was.

Her life changed during her 2021 appointment. What was supposed
to be a routine check-up turned serious when her physician felt a lump. Further testing was ordered, including a biopsy and genetics, which revealed that the 36-year-old had stage 2 breast cancer (BRCA 1)—a frightening moment, full of unknowns, tears, and confusion that Jessica will never forget!

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Celebrate local caregivers during National Hospital and Nurses Week - May 6-12, 2022

Marian Nurses

We are filled with appreciation for our many health care heroes who dedicate their lives to healing others, and we hope to honor our care team with support from our community.

We invite you to celebrate Hospital and Nurses Week with us by making a gift to the Marian Foundation in your caregiver's name to let them know their work is important to you, and that you support them in providing excellent care. Be sure to leave a note of gratitude for our staff with your donation!

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