December 2, 2022
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Marian Regional gift buys neonatal equipment

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Marian Regional Medical Center has received an anonymous, $1 million gift that the Santa Maria hospital said would transform its ability to acquire leading-edge technology.

Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria recently received a $1 million gift it’s using to buy new neonatal equipment.

Marian said the gift will be used to purchase equipment to “advance the hospital’s heart center services, nursing services, surgical services, and neonatal intensive care unit,” according to a release. The first piece of equipment is a GE S70 Vivid Dimension ultrasound system that is used for cardiac ultrasound tests; the procedures will be conducted by electrophysiologist Brett Gidney, M.D., the release said.

Sue Andersen, Marian president and CEO said the gift will complement the hospital’s planned expansion of its surgical services unit. Marian is the largest hospital in Dignity Health’s Central Coast union.