Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria on Thursday unveiled its newly named Sue J. Sword Heart Center.
Hospital officials say Sword has a legacy of service and generosity at Marian.
"The huge endowment that we've been given enables us to keep Marian Regional Medical Center's cardiac care program at the forefront of technology," said Dr. Samir Bhatt of the hospital's cardiology program.
Sword attended Thursday's celebration alongside about 50 hospital leaders, cardiologists, medical staff, board members, volunteers, and other supporters.
Sue Sword poses in front of the newly named Sue J. Sword Heart Center at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. (KSBY photo)
San Luis Obispo police announced on Thursday the name of the person of interest in the death investigation of 26-year-old Kristen Marti.
CHP says drug and/or alcohol are suspected as a factor in Friday morning's crash on Highway 1 between Lompoc and Gaviota.
An arrest has been made in connection with a reported attempted kidnapping at the San Luis Obispo Target.
A woman was sent to the hospital after colliding with the center divider on Highway 101 in Santa Maria late Thursday night.