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The following article was posted on February 11th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 49 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [] - Volume 14, Issue 49

Marian gives to local nonprofits


On Jan. 29, Marian Regional Medical Center invited representatives from non-profit organizations around the county to breakfast. They each left with donations totaling $117, 492.

These grants will aid in providing vital medical and human services to residents of Santa Barbara County.

Dignity Health, the parent company for Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), established a Community Grants Program to make donations. Their goal is to assist nonprofit groups that have a desire to improve community health and living conditions.

This year, funds were awarded to 10 community organizations including the Central Coast Senior Citizens Foundation, the Eric Okerblom Memorial Clinic, and the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s “Feed the Future” program.

The MRMC Community Benefits Plan and Community Health Assessment recognized several “priority areas” as the benchmark for their annual grants: Access to Healthcare/Insurance, ER Utilization, Chronic Disease and Mental Health.

Marian Regional Medical Center is located at 1400 E. Church St. in Santa Maria.

For more information about Marian Regional Medical Center, call Megan Maloney, senior director of marketing and Communications for Dignity Health on the Central Coast, at 458-1957.


Intern Dora Saltzman compiled this week’s Community Corner. Send comments or ideas to the Sun via e-mail at