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March 2018

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Dignity Health Central Coast Foundations Earned Service Area of the Year Award

Dignity Health Philanthropy Award

Dignity Health Central Coast Service Area Foundation leaders celebrate the recent Service Area of the Year award.

The Marian Foundation and the other Central Coast Service Area Foundations were honored with the Top Performing Service Area of the Year Award for Fiscal Year 2017. Having met and exceeded strict measures, the Foundations of Dignity Health Central Coast, which includes the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation, were recognized for philanthropic excellence by Dignity Health Philanthropy. This is the third year in a row that the Central Coast Foundations have earned the Top Performing Service Area of the Year award.

In addition to receiving the exceptional Top Performing Philanthropic Service Area Award, the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation was nominated for the Foundation of the Year Award and was recognized as one of the top three performing foundations in the Dignity Health system.

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Blessing others tenfold

Circle of Friends Team Leaders

As a nurse navigator at the Marian Breast Cancer Program, Elizabeth "Liz" Elliott has been a critical part of the community's appreciation for the services provided at Mission Hope Cancer Center.

As a navigator, she provides a range of care for the entire person, including helping patients learn abotu free services offered through Marian Cancer Care.  However, due to Liz's caring nurturing nature, she sought to do more outside of her navigator role.

Read more about Liz's story by clicking here.

Fulfilling our promise

March 2018 Gratitude Photos

The Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation is grateful to our many community supporters. The above photos represent recent and meaningful gifts.

Clockwise from top left: The Teal Journey Ovarian Cancer Foundation graciously created activity bags for cancer patients full of gift cards, adult coloring books, a scented candle from Parable Candle Company, and other helpful items. They even provided a little bear to remind people to keep HOPE; Vineyard 4-H Club of Orcutt created 21 pillowcases by using sewing machines. When asked what the girls hoped their gifts would bring to patients one girl shared “happiness” and the other girls, aged from 6 to 14, all agreed; Allan Hancock College recently hosted the seventh annual Coaches vs. Cancer event, in honor of the college’s longtime assistant basketball coach and three-time cancer survivor Larry Carney, raising more than $4,826 in support of Marian Cancer Care Services; Day of Hope is just around the corner!  Join hundreds of community members as we line the streets of Santa Maria, Orcutt, Lompoc, and Nipomo on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to sell $1.00 Special Edition Day of Hope newspapers to benefit Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center.  We are grateful for the Inspire Sponsor of AERA Energy and our many sponsors.  For a full list of sponsors, click here.

Who is your Guardian Angel?

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Marian Regional Medical Center is proud of our many team members who are dedicated to providing compassionate care to our patients. They know humankindness is the best medicine and practice it on a daily basis. They are our Guardian Angels.

Has a Marian physician, nurse, staff member, or volunteer touched your life? Have you experienced the power of humankindness while at our hospital? The Guardian Angel program provides grateful patients and their loves ones the opportunity to thank caregivers and other team members who made a difference during their visit or stay by making a donation to the hospital in their name.

For more information, visit our website.

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