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Advancing Pediatric Services

As the Santa Maria Valley continues to grow in size, the need of the community grows with it. To this end, Marian Regional Medical Center seeks to cultivate comprehensive care in the region for critically ill and injured children.

With the partnership of the local community, Marian will expand pediatric programs and services. As of 2018, Marian serves 35,000 pediatric patients a year, which represents a 26% increase in pediatric volume since opening the new hospital in 2012. Currently, highly specialized pediatric care is non-existent on the Central Coast, forcing families to travel out of the area to Los Angeles, the Central Valley, or the Bay Area for advanced pediatric care. Since children can often be quite fragile and distressed by a hospital stay, keeping pediatric patients at Marian surrounded by family and familiarity is of paramount importance.

Marian Regional Medical Center seeks to advance pediatric services on the Central Coast through the development of three important areas:

• Pediatric cardiology

• Pediatric oncology

• Pediatric outpatient specialty care services

Help support our smallest patients by making a gift online or contacting the Foundation at 805.739.3595 to know more.