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Emergency Services Expansion Project

When a serious accident occurs or life-threatening illness strikes, time is of the essence. 

Community members seek emergency care at Marian Regional Medical Center because they are in crisis. Our Emergency Department’s expert health care professionals stand ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide immediate care in order to save lives, prolong lives, and improve the quality of life for all in need.

Marian’s Emergency Department sees the highest number of trauma cases throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. As a Level III Trauma Center, Marian has become a Receiving Center, providing patients with access to medical experts specializing in emergency resuscitation, surgery, and intensive care.

Since opening the new hospital in 2012, Marian’s 32-bed Emergency Department has experienced record patient volume growth. In 2012, Marian’s Emergency Department saw on average 4,000 patient visits per month. Currently, the Emergency Department treats more than 6,000 patients monthly, resulting in an excess of 72,000 Emergency Department visits annually. Due to this record growth, more space is necessary to continue meeting the community’s growing emergency and trauma care needs.

The survival of emergency patients depends on the quality and proximity to lifesaving emergency and trauma care. To provide our community with the facilities, technology, and medical experts of the future, the Marian Foundation initiated an ambitious goal to raise $2.5 million for the Emergency Services Expansion Project from community donations. Your support of the Emergency Services Expansion Project is a sound investment in the health of the community and will redefine emergency care for Santa Maria and the Central Coast.

To discuss the most advantageous way for you to get involved or to make a contribution in support of the Emergency Services Expansion Project, please contact the Marian Foundation at 805.739.3595.