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  • A sneak peek inside Marian Medical Center's new hospital

    July 11, 2011 8:35 PM

    After more than two years of construction, Marian Medical Center's new hospital in Santa Maria is now 75 percent complete. On Monday, KSBY News got an inside look at the progress. The new hospital has been in the works since the late nineties. The $210 million project is double the... more »
  • Local hospitals help folks deal with holiday grief

    November 9, 2010 3:20 PM

    The decorations are starting to be hung with care, a sign that the holidays are here. It is a time when people will get together with family and friends, but for those who have recently lost a loved one it can be an emotional time. For those people,... more »
  • New system to treat heart attack victims saves the life of a Templeton firefighter

    November 8, 2010 4:17 PM

    A new system in place on the Central Coast is saving the lives of heart attack patients. It is called the STEMI system, short for one of the most critical types of heart attacks. In August, both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties designated French Hospital Medical... more »
  • Building a community of peacemakers

    September 20, 2010 6:04 PM

    The theme is "building a community of peacemakers." On Monday, the 14th annual Peace Week kicked off in Santa Maria. It's sponsored by the People for Nonviolence Committee of Marian Medical Center. An opening ceremony and luncheon took place with an inspirational speaker. Veronica Jordan-Farmer shared... more »
  • Santa Maria is one step closer to having a place to treat its tiniest newborns

    September 17, 2010 1:44 PM

    A milestone for the Santa Maria Valley as Marian Medical Center breaks ground this morning on the area's first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Once completed, Marian's new state-of-the-art 8-bed NICU will have the capabilities to care for sickest and most vulnerable newborns by offering the highest level of... more »
  • Marian Medical Center wants to take care of those who take care of others

    September 14, 2010 3:12 PM

    Central Coast community caregivers are invited to enjoy a special program designed to pamper and rejuvenate those taking care of others. Marian Cancer Care Services is offering a free workshop called "Taking Care of You, While You Are Taking Care of Others" to honor and thank local caregivers. ... more »
  • Marian Medical Center offers free prostate cancer screenings

    September 3, 2010 3:41 PM

    One in every six men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. " Prostate cancer is very common cancer for men. It's the most common solid organ cancer and it's the second common causing cancer death amongst men," said Dr. Mark Juretic, the medical director and... more »
  • Guideline in place for treating San Luis Obispo County's most critical types of heart attack

    August 27, 2010 3:01 PM

    9-1-1 patients who call with symptoms of a STEMI, or ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, will be taken straight to French Hospital Medical Center. Symptoms typically include pressure or squeezing pain under the breastbone; discomfort in the arms, back or jaw; shortness of breath; breaking out in a cold sweat;... more »
  • Marian Medical Center shows healthy living is living green

    August 20, 2010 3:37 PM

    Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria is hosting its 7th annual partners for the environment fair. It is an opportunity for the hospital to introduce green products, local services, and lifestyle practices to employees and visitors. Exhibitors such as Santa Maria Ford, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, CA Conservation Corps,... more »
  • Santa Barbara County heart attack victims to get treatment within 90 minutes

    August 10, 2010 2:14 PM

    The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has designated Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria as Comprehensive Cardiac Care Centers. What this means is 911 cardiac patients will now go directly to one of these hospitals. Before, all patients were taken to the... more »
  • One guideline, two policies: Local hospitals differ on labor after C-section

    August 2, 2010 3:08 PM

    New guidelines for pregnant women is putting two local hospitals at odds. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or ACOG, now encourages women, who have had a prior Cesarean section, to try natural childbirth. It is an effort to reduce C-sections, which are at an all time... more »
  • Local hospitals to hand out thousands of dollars in grants, apply here

    July 27, 2010 3:10 PM

    Local Catholic Healthcare West hospitals are offering non-profit organizations grant money. The annual grant program is aimed at local non-profits with an interest in building healthier communities. French Hospital Medical Center is offering $40,758; Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is offering $25,000; and Marian Medical Center is offering $94,034.... more »
  • Local hospital's breastfeeding program seeing great results

    July 15, 2010 9:04 PM

    A Santa Maria hospital has been working harder than ever to educate local moms about the benefits of breastfeeding and it seems it's paying off. Marian Medical Center says they've seen tremendous results in the past year. Seventy-percent of moms are going home now exclusively breast feeding. There's also been... more »
  • Breastfeeding program at a local hospital seeing big results

    July 15, 2010 7:54 PM

    A Santa Maria hospital has been working harder than ever to educate local moms about the benefits of breastfeeding and it seems it's paying off. Marian Medical Center says they've seen tremendous results in the past year. Seventy-percent of moms are going home now exclusively breastfeeding. There's also been... more »
  • A local program is seeing big increases in breastfeeding

    July 15, 2010 1:01 PM

    Marian Medical Center has a tremendously successful program geared at new moms and their newborn babies. The Lactation educators have been focusing on decreasing the use of formula and increasing breast feeding in Santa Maria. In fact, from June of last year to June of this year, there has... more »
  • Santa Maria: Start! Walking kick-off party tomorrow

    June 22, 2010 2:56 PM

    The American Heart Association will host a kick-off event for the nonprofit organization's 19th Annual Northern Santa Barbara County Heart Walk. It is being held Wednesday, June 23, at Marian Medical's Health and Wellness Center at noon. There you can register for the 5k, learn how to form... more »
  • More hospitals offer hotel-like amenities, including here at home

    June 16, 2010 4:12 PM

    Some hospital rooms are starting to look more like hotel rooms.It is a trend taking off across the nation, including right here at home. Take Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton, for example, where moms are delivering babies in style. With amenities like flat screen TVs, DVD players and stereos... more »
  • Marian Medical Center receives safest hospital award

    May 11, 2010 3:35 PM

    Hundreds of employees take part in an award ceremony at Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria. HealthGrades officially presented the hospital with its 2010 Patient Safety Excellence Award. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital also received the award. They are considered to be among the top five percent of... more »
  • Event at Marian Medical Center educates women on health issues

    May 6, 2010 2:21 PM

    An event at Marian Medical Center Thursday highlights health issues affecting local women. The Women's Day Tea event is meant to be a relaxing way for women to learn about osteoporosis, bone health, menopause and breast cancer. Those taking part were asked to sit back, relax and enjoy a... more »
  • Local women honored with Day Tea events next week

    April 29, 2010 2:27 PM

    From cancer to osteoporosis and menopause, an event for women is being held next week that is hosted by Marian Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and French Hospital Medical Center. The Women's Day Tea events are free and will feature a host of speakers. The first seminar... more »
  • Local hospitals designated to handle severe heart attack emergencies

    April 14, 2010 12:09 PM

    Two local hospitals are now certified to treat the toughest of heart attacks. Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital have been awarded the STEMI designation by the County of Santa Barbara's Emergency Medical Services Agency. That means they are specially equipped and trained to... more »
  • Local hospitals to take part in Start! Walking Day

    April 6, 2010 12:47 PM

    Wednesday, April 6, is National Start! Walking Day. It is sponsored by the American Heart Association. The goal is to encourage employers to promote walking routes for employees to utilize during work breaks. Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria will hold a rally at 10 a.m. with a... more »
  • Award recognizes two local hospitals as among safest in the nation

    April 1, 2010 3:53 PM

    Two Central Coast hospitals are recognized as being in the top 5 percent of safest in the U.S. Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital received the 2010 HealthGrades "Patient Safety Excellence Award." They were evaluated between 2006 and 2008 on 12 patient safety... more »
  • Santa Maria golf tourney benefits new hospital

    March 29, 2010 4:02 PM

    Santa Maria golfers tee off for a good time and for a good cause. The 21st Annual Marian Foundation's Golf Tournament was held Monday at the Santa Maria Country Club. For the past three years, proceeds have benefited Marian Medical Center's campaign to build a new hospital, which... more »
  • Marian Medical Center receives "Champion of the Community" award

    March 26, 2010 1:03 PM

    A local hospital receives a top honor for its work to create a better community. The California Parks and Recreation Society has awarded Marian Medical Center the "Champion of the Community" award for 2010. The award is given out each year to individuals and organizations to shed light on... more »
  • Marian golf tournament raises money for new hospital

    March 12, 2010 2:12 PM

    Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria is hosting a golf tournament that will benefit Marian's Cornerstone Campaign to build a new hospital. The 21st Annual Leland "Butch" Simas and Felix Fly, M.D., Memorial Golf Tournament is being held Monday, March 29, at the Santa Maria Country Club. Event... more »
  • Two more local hospitals closer to going paperless

    March 11, 2010 3:04 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Twin Cities Community Hospital are one step closer to going paperless. On Monday, they started the second phase of a three year plan to implement Electronic Health Records, or EHR. French Hospital Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Marian Medical Center... more »
  • Local CHW hospitals first to implement electronic health records

    March 2, 2010 3:58 PM

    KSBY News has learned that three local hospitals will be the first in Catholic Healthcare West's 41 hospital system to use electronic health records. The paper world of medical files is about to enter cyber space at French Hospital Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Marian Medical Center.... more »
  • Marian Medical offers class for those with chronic health issues

    March 1, 2010 3:04 PM

    Local residents living with chronic health issues are invited to a workshop series at Marian Medical Center called "The Healthier Living: Your Life, Take Care." The program helps those with long-term health conditions take control of their lives by covering topics such as: *How to manage symptoms *Appropriate... more »
  • Three local hospitals to begin using electronic health records system

    March 1, 2010 3:00 PM

    Catholic Healthcare West is spending $1 billion to implement an electronic health records system in all of its 41 hospitals, including French Hospital Medial Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Marian Medical Center. The system allows a patient's medical record to be shared electronically, including acute care and community... more »
  • Central Coast hospitals graded in new report

    February 19, 2010 3:57 PM

    A new report card out suggests that one local hospital out ranks the rest when it comes to patient care and satisfaction. All four major hospitals in the area, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo... more »
  • Marian Medical Center 'hearts' heart care

    February 3, 2010 3:28 PM

    Marian Medical Center is 'pumped' about heart health. Community members were invited to the Santa Maria campus Wednesday to help kick off American Heart Month by taking a tour through a 10-foot tall, 21-foot long, and 15-foot wide replica of the human heart. People learned about cardiovascular functions,... more »
  • Two local hospitals grant 100k to local non-profits

    January 21, 2010 3:03 PM

    Two, local Catholic Healthcare West hospitals on the Central Coast grant a total of $100,000 to non-profit organizations. Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria has awarded more than $76,000 to six non-profits. The recipients of the 2009 Catholic Healthcare West grants from Marian Medical Center are: *Alliance for... more »
  • Marian Medical Center receives prestigious award

    December 22, 2009 2:55 PM

    A local hospital earns a prestigious award for its part in helping people with diabetes control the disease. This is the second time Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria has received the Educational Recognition from the American Diabetes Association. It means that Marian's Diabetes Education Center has proven to surpass... more »
  • Federal funds to help build NICU in Santa Maria

    December 11, 2009 2:33 PM

    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... more »
  • Special report on inflammatory breast cancer

    November 17, 2009 9:26 PM

    When it comes to breast cancer women have heard it before- look for lumps, have a mammogram, see your doctor. But the problem is it's difficult to detect "Inflammatory Breast Cancer." It's also known as IBC. That's why some call it the "silent killer." It's a topic a local woman... more »
  • What you need to know about a rare form of breast cancer

    November 17, 2009 2:50 PM

    When it comes to breast cancer women have heard it before-- look for lumps, have a mammogram, see your doctor. But the problem is it's difficult to detect "Inflammatory Breast Cancer." It's also known as IBC. That's why some call it the "silent killer." It's a topic a local woman... more »

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