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Marian Regional Medical Center’s OB/GYN Residency Program Clinic Receives $1 Million in Federal Funding Championed by Congressman Salud Carbajal

Due to $1 million in federal funding, Marian will now be able to open a new OB/GYN Residency Program Clinic to serve the Santa Maria community

Marian Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that the hospital has been awarded $1 million in federal funding in support of Marian’s new Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) Residency Program Clinic.

President Biden recently signed more than $22,000,000 in direct federal funding for Central Coast community projects championed by Congressman Salud Carbajal. The $1 million federal funding award for Marian will specifically cover a portion of the costs associated with the medical equipment needs and construction fees for the 8,700 square-foot clinic.

"Marian Regional Medical Center is tremendously grateful to Congressman Carbajal for both prioritizing and advocating for the health of the Santa Maria community,” said Sue Andersen, President & CEO of Marian Regional Medical Center. “Marian's OB/GYN Residency Program has flourished over the past four years and the hospital is now at a crucial point where there is the need to grow by opening a standalone OB/GYN Residency Program Clinic. This much-needed funding will allow our organization to expand prenatal and postpartum care while also serving a vastly diverse and medically-vulnerable patient population.”

Services provided at the OB/GYN Residency Clinic will include prenatal and postpartum care with on-site access to ancillary services. A significant benefit of the Clinic will be the addition of full-time translators in both Spanish and Mixteco languages. Additional services will include birthing education, postpartum and lactation support, perinatal mood disorder support, early parenting support, nutrition counseling, women's preventive care, acute and chronic management of gynecologic conditions.

“Each month, more than 257 babies are delivered at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria–that’s the highest number throughout the entire Central Coast,” states Stephanie Lin, MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist and Director of Marian's OB/GYN Residency Program. “Once Marian’s OB/GYN Residency Program Clinic is operational, the medical center will be able to further improve the delivery of quality prenatal and postpartum care, which will result in improved maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates, not to mention overall health outcomes.”

Marian has secured the leased office location for the new OB/GYN Residency Program Clinic and is moving forward with architectural plans, construction, and purchasing capital equipment. Total costs for Marian’s OB/GYN Residency Program Clinic are expected to total more than $3 million. Construction on Marian’s OB/GYN Residency Program Clinic is planned to begin in 2023.