Hardy Diagnostics Lab with employees

Hardy Diagnostics – Unveiling of Microbiology Entrance

On December 12, 2023, Marian Regional Medical Center hosted an unveiling donor signage event recognizing the generosity of the Hardy Diagnostics, a local medical device manufacturer, for their significant contribution of $289,000 to acquire specialized laboratory equipment.

Joe Hardy talking to peopleWith Hardy Diagnostics’ generous donation, Marian was able to acquire the MALDI-TOF and Phoenix Analyzer.

Both pieces of equipment will revolutionize the way Marian, and the greater Central Coast, studies microbiology. Kevin Ferguson, MD, FASCP, Medical Director of Laboratory and Pathology Services, stated that the equipment will aid laboratory scientists in “precisely identifying microorganisms that may be causing disease in a short period of time,” which will therefore provide a more streamlined process for Marian clinicians to identify the most appropriate antibiotics early on.

Jay Hardy, Hardy Diagnostics’ President, shares the following: “Hardy Diagnostics has maintained a positive relationship with Marian Regional Medical Center since the company’s inception in 1980. Marian was among our first customers, so we have special heartfelt gratitude for their contribution towards our company’s growth. Now, our company is in a position where we can make a significant contribution towards Marian’s laboratory expansion program for the benefit of the people of the Santa Maria Valley. This equipment will play a vital role in the rapid diagnosis of disease. It gives us immense joy knowing that we can partner with Marian in their mission to provide superior health care in our community.”