Posted: Dec 11, 2009 11:49 AM by Carina Corral
Updated: Dec 11, 2009 11:49 AM
Premature babies and high-risk newborns are a step closer to getting the care they need in Santa Maria.
Congresswoman Lois Capps announced yesterday she helped to secure $500,000 for the creation of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Marian Medical Center.
The NICU will allow mothers and their babies to remain in the community.
It will also save time and money that would otherwise be spent transferring them to other hospitals.
The funds will come from the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The measure, which was approved in the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 220 to 201 (with 1 member voting Present), provides federal funding for critical federal infrastructure, law enforcement, environmental protection, healthcare, education, and military and veterans programs.
The funding bill will help several local programs in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties