Innovations Magazine Summer 2013 | Marian Regional Medical Center
When community members come to Marian Regional Medical Center, we want them to experience the truth of our mission and values in every interaction they have. We want you and your loved ones to know what we have long known – we are dedicated to more than just medicine and are committed to the overall health of every person’s mind, body and spirit. Medicine has the ability to cure, but it is our shared humanity that holds the power to heal.
Marian Regional Medical Center INNOVATIONS New. And Always Will Be. Summer 2013 Cover: Marian Regional Medical Center Cardiologists pictured from left to right; Samir Bhatt, M.D.; Bruce Ourieff, M.D.; Alex Harrison, M.D.; Mark Ginkel, M.D.; Keith Somma, M.D. and Ram Setty, M.D. (Not pictured, Kishor Popat, M.D.) H ELLO H U MAN KI N D N ESS Every single one of our health care professionals chose this profession to give of ourselves to others. For us, this isn’t just a job, it’s our calling. We truly believe that, together, our humanity and kindness create something that this profession and the world at large needs. Our promise is clear and we are devoted to treating our patients and each other with the respect, kindness and the dignity inherent in our name. When community members come to Marian Regional Medical Center, we want them to experience the truth of our mission and values in every interaction they have. We want you and your loved ones to know what we have long known – we are dedicated to more than just medicine and are committed to the overall health of every person’s mind, body and spirit. Medicine has the ability to cure, but it is our shared humanity that holds the power to heal. O U R CO RE SERVI CE VALU ES DIGNITY COLLABORATION JUSTICE STEWARDSHIP EXCELLENCE 2 LETTER FRO M TH E PRESI D ENT Dear Friends of Marian, It has already been 14 months since Marian Regional Medical Center’s beautiful new hospital opened its doors to the community. Every single day since we opened, we hear and see the countless ways in which the new hospital is positively impacting our patients, their families and the community at large. Throughout the past year, our patients and community members have consistently rated Marian as one of the top performing hospitals throughout the Dignity Health system for positive patient experience. Marian’s outstanding patient experience results have also recently earned recognition for excellence by Avatar Solutions and the “Quest for Excellence” award, Dignity Health’s highest patient satisfaction distinction for Marian’s commitment to continuously improving patient and family centered care. In this issue of the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Innovations publication, we are proud to share the celebration of the Marian Heart Center’s twentieth anniversary, its rich history and plans of a thriving future. You will also read about opportunities for philanthropic giving, patient testimonials and the many ways in which Mission Hope Cancer Center continues to elevate care provided to oncology patients and their families. As you know, Marian stands committed to delivering the highest level of care by investing in the latest technological advancements and recruiting health care professionals and physicians from the top medical schools and institutions. It is the commitment and dedicated service from our employees, physicians, volunteers and donors that assures Marian provides high quality compassionate care and service for our patients and community. Recently Dignity Health proudly introduced new, powerful philosophical messaging to our communities. Rooted in our history, mission and values, we believe that people deserve to be treated with dignity, compassion and humanity. We trust this messaging will continue to unite us, inspire us and help us advance our mission. We’re calling it “Hello humankindness.” We know medicine is more effective when it’s delivered with “humankindness”, which has always been the mission and philosophy of Marian Regional Medical Center and our founders, the Sisters of Saint Francis. Our physicians, employees and volunteers have dedicated their lives to health care because we want to help people heal – to treat them not as numbers, charts or symptoms, but as human beings worthy of the best care and greatest compassion. We believe humanity is at the very core of health care and we have always known what scientists and researchers are now proving to be true: medicine has the ability to cure, but it is our shared humanity that holds the power to heal. Your unprecedented generosity in support of Marian’s new hospital, technologies, programs and services directly benefits the lives and health of our patients and community. On behalf of all employees, physicians, volunteers and patients, we sincerely thank you and your family for your continued support of the new hospital, which will assure that Marian Regional Medical Center continues to provide for the health and well-being of our patients and community. In Gratitude, Charles J. Cova President and CEO Marian Regional Medical Center 3 AN EVO LUTI O N I N CARD IAC CARE Advancing cardiac treatment for a hospital of tomorrow In 1993 Marian Regional Medical Center introduced its comprehensive cardiac program to the community, allowing the people of Santa Maria Valley, for the first time, to receive cardiac care here at home rather than leave the area for advanced heart treatment . Much has changed since 1993. Over the years, Marian has expanded the Heart Center and updated the catheterization laboratories and the cardiac surgical suite. It’s programs and services continue to flourish and the Heart Center ranks within the top 10 percent nationally for all cardiac care measures of quality. The Heart Center provides a wide range of specialty treatments including interventional cardiology, a multitude of surgical procedures, cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation services and prevention/ wellness programs. Marian continues to add to our dedicated Heart Center team by recruiting the nation’s finest cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists and nurses – who all specialize in cardiac care. As Marian celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the Heart Center, there is no denying that it has grown strong, but there is still more work to be done. Today’s surgical landscape is rapidly evolving as technology becomes more advanced and science becomes more telling. At present, interventional treatments and surgeries often overlap. Interventions now treat increasingly complex diseases, while surgeries are becoming less invasive. Thus, very often endovascular and open heart procedures are combined in what is referred to as “hybrid” procedures. This merging of procedures has sparked a need for operating rooms that can easily adapt to a variety of procedures, including endovascular, minimallyinvasive, open heart surgery and hybrid procedures. This is why the Marian Heart Center will be taking another giant step forward by adding another state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory and renovating a current cardiac catheterization laboratory to become a new hybrid operating suite. “With a new hybrid operating room and remodeled catheterization lab, we will achieve a higher level of coordination in care for patients who require multiple procedures,” says Charles J. Cova, President and CEO of Marian Regional Medical Center and Vice President of Dignity Health Operations. “This translates to greater comfort, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times for our patients.” Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence in Cardiac Care Marian continues to be ranked in the top 10 percent nationally for all cardiac care measures of quality 1989 Dr. Ram Setty participates in experimental study and finds intravenous injections of streptokinase successfully dissolve blood clots. 1991 Marian recruits nationally renowned cardiologist Dr. Marvin Kaplan as Director of Invasive Cardiology. 1991 Marian introduces Project Heart Center to raise $1.5 million from community donations. 4 A Vision for the Future: Marian Heart Center Expansion Project Within the last year, the Marian Heart Center has seen record growth with a 21 percent increase in patient volume. This is due in part to heart disease continuing to be a growing health issue, “Now we are turning to our community and asking for their but this is also because Marian is a designated STEMI Center support to help us further advance our services and provide meaning all Santa Maria, Lompoc and surrounding area a Heart Center that is truly one beyond its time,” adds Dr. heart attack patients diagnosed with a full blockage are taken Harrison. “Chances are that every community member in their directly to Marian. lifetime will know someone, either a friend or loved one, who has suffered a heart attack or other forms of heart disease. The In an effort to further the Marian Heart Center’s objective to survival of patients suffering a heart attack depends upon the provide our community with the facilities, technology and quality and proximity of lifesaving cardiovascular care. The medical experts of the future, the Marian Regional Medical community’s support of our Heart Center expansion initiative Center Foundation is embarking on a campaign for the Marian gives the public the power to further improve cardiac care and Heart Center Expansion Project to raise community funds. literally save lives.” “As advances in cardiac care, technology and surgery continue, it is vital that Marian remains one step ahead,” states Dr. Alex Harrison, cardiologist and Medical Director of the Marian Heart Center. “The investment in the Heart Center’s expansion and new hybrid suite will allow cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons to continue to accommodate the increasing demand in cardiac procedures that accompanies the recent growth in patient volume. It also allows for continued expansion in patient services as new technologies become available. The plan and hope is for the type of cardiac procedures available at Marian’s Heart Center to be limitless.” Plans for the new 2,500 square-foot cardiac catheterization laboratory and hybrid operating suite and already underway Your individual commitment is not only a sound investment in the health of the community, but your own personal health. If you are interested in making our vision a reality, please consider giving towards the Marian Heart Center Expansion Project. To discuss the most advantageous way for you to get involved, please contact the Marian Foundation at (805) 739-3595. and is projected to be completed by late 2014. Costs for renovation of the existing space and acquisition of the new technology and equipment will total to approximately $2.4 million. The ambitious goal of the Marian Heart Center Expansion Project is to raise a total of $1.5 million from community donations. When your life is on the line, minutes count. And Marian Regional Medical Center doesn’t miss a beat. 1992 1996 Marian opens a Chest Pain Emergency Center, a new specialized service of the Emergency Department. Marian celebrates the opening of the new Marian Heart Center and West Wing. The new 44,000-squarefoot addition houses cardiovascular services and increases number of larger surgical suites for cardiac surgery. 5 2014 Expected completion date of Marian Heart Center Expansion Project to add a new cardiac catheterization laboratory and renovate the existing catheterization laboratory into a hybrid operating room suite. 2009 Marian Cardiac Rehabilitation Services earns accreditation and Marianâ€™s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services earns reaccreditation from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). 2010 Marian is granted prestigious STEMI Center Designation certifying Marian is specially equipped and trained to diagnose and treat ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) type of heart attack, caused by sudden blockage of a coronary artery. Santa Maria community member Sheryl Diane Heath is Marianâ€™s first STEMI patient who today is living life to the fullest with no signs of heart damage. 6 MARK SM ITH A Marian Heart Center “builder” appreciates the value of his investment As a successful construction entrepreneur and real estate developer, Mark Smith has spent his life building more than just fine homes and commercial properties. More importantly, Mark and his wife of 67 years, Dorothy, have literally invested their lives in building the future generation of health care for the Santa Maria Valley. It was 1943 when Mark entered World War II as a Private First Class Rifleman in the 99th infantry regiment. As a decorated soldier, Mark served his country with honor and even victoriously fought in the infamous Battle of the Bulge. Mark’s three years in the United States Army taught him many things, but most importantly Mark learned firsthand how precious life is. “I have long felt as if I have been living on borrowed time,” confides Mark. “I’m lucky to be here; lucky to have grown with this community.” Mark has remained a strong believer in the value of preventative health and wellness. Since heart disease can even sneak up on those that are the healthiest and the most active, he also knew how crucial it is to have the right facilities and the right people immediately available in emergency situations. As a result, in the early 1990s, when the Marian Foundation approached Mark and Dorothy about supporting the hospital’s commitment to develop the Marian Heart Center, they generously accepted. Little did Mark know that he would soon be a patient of the Heart Center he helped to build. In 1995, just two years after Marian introduced its comprehensive cardiac program to the community, doctors diagnosed Mark with heart disease and he was soon scheduled for cardiac bypass surgery. A successful businessman, Mark had the options to choose any medical center in the country for his procedure. After careful and extensive research, Mark chose to have his operation at the Heart Center he helped to build, at the hands of the Marian physicians with whom he had the utmost confidence.. “I’m living proof that heart surgery at Marian worked for me,” explains Mark. “I’m still alive and doing well all thanks to the Marian Heart Center.” Today, more than 18 years after his cardiac surgery, there is no question that Mark is living life to the fullest. His genuine smile, contagious positive vigor and vivacious presence still continue to captivate all those he comes into contact with. When asked about the secret to his longevity, Mark credits the sophisticated cardiac care he received from Marian Regional Medical Center, in addition to his loving wife Dorothy’s support, of course. “At the time we became involved with the building of the Marian Heart Center, I didn’t realize that I was contributing towards insurance for myself,” concludes Mark. “This is our community, our hospital and we all benefit from Marian’s strong programs and services. I am honored to encourage others to do as we did, and give for the future of the hospital and ultimately their own future. There is no investment more valuable than an investment in the health of the community – life literally depends on it. All I can say now is, ‘Thank you.’” Mark and Dorothy Smith pose for a photo holding the Summer/Fall 1996 issue of Marian Regional Medical Center’s former Pulse publication featuring Mark’s cardiac surgery testimonial on the cover. 7 RO BERT I BSEN A heart attack patient who never skipped a beat remained by his side throughout his entire stay at the medical center. During Dr. Ibsen’s procedure his family tried not to worry while counting the minutes in the waiting room. As expected, they were shaken, but it was a huge high sigh of relief once they were updated that Dr. Ibsen’s surgery finished under estimated time and he was doing well. “Everything happened so quickly; it was unbelievable,” recalls Marcy Ibsen, Dr. Ibsen’s wife. “Although it was extremely scary, I felt confident my husband was in the best of care and this is what pulled me through.” Following surgery Dr. Ibsen was taken to the hospital’s Critical Care Unit for his recovery, although he didn’t need much down time for healing. Shortly after the procedure, he was back to his normal self and was doing his best to humor his hospital visitors and nurse caregivers. “The procedure was easier than when I put veneers on my patients,” adds Dr. Ibsen with a laugh. “I mean it. It was simple with no pain at all. ” For many, experiencing a heart attack and undergoing cardiac surgery is a serious life changing event. Although Dr. Ibsen’s experience was indeed a serious health concern, the prompt, high level of care he received by Marian’s expert physicians and health care professionals coupled with his successful surgery allowed Dr. Ibsen to be discharged the following day. Without delay, Dr. Ibsen went straight from the hospital to a hair cut appointment and even went into the office to follow up on work – he quite literally did not miss a beat. “When it comes to cardiac treatment, time is critical and having a nearby hospital with advanced technology and professional competency makes a difference,” affirms Dr. Ibsen. “Less than 70 minutes elapsed from calling the ambulance and completion of the placement of the stent. And only six hours later I was moved from intensive care to a regular room for observation. I had a heart attack. I have zero heart damage. I am sincerely grateful.” Post discharge, Dr. Ibsen became a patient of Marian’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Monitoring Program where he attended educational health classes and followed an exercise maintenance program for three weeks. To this day, Dr. Ibsen still faithfully Dr. Robert Ibsen credits the advanced care he received from the highly skilled nurses and physicians at Marian Regional Medical Center with saving his life. February 7, 2011, started just like any other day until Robert Ibsen D.D.S. asked his wife for two things – an aspirin and an ambulance. As a respected cosmetic dentistry pioneer, Dr. Ibsen has been perfecting smiles for more than 50 years. With his vast medical knowledge and decades of experience, he has long known the symptoms of a heart attack and knew the lifesaving importance of prompt medical attention. “I just knew something was wrong,” remembers Dr. Ibsen. “I felt a bilateral dull ache, my muscles were tight and would not release. My immediate thought was that I needed to get an ambulance. I knew that a higher percentage of heart attack patients who do not call an ambulance don’t make it. I needed to make it.” Paramedics arrived in record time and Dr. Ibsen was immediately taken to Marian Regional Medical Center. Upon arrival, the Marian Emergency Department team quickly moved Dr. Ibsen to the hospital’s cardiac catheterization laboratory and within a matter of minutes surgery plans were initiated. That same morning, Cardiologist Dr. Bruce Ourieff performed the successful surgical procedure of inserting a stent into the fully blocked artery leading to Dr. Ibsen’s heart. Not only was Dr. Ibsen’s cardiac emergency frightening for him, it was also traumatic for his wife and children who 8 Dr. Robert Ibsen, pictured at the Marian Health and Wellness Center with members of the cardiac rehabilitation staff, faithfully keeps up his rehabilitation exercise regime. completes his cardiac rehabilitation exercise regime at the Marian Health and Wellness Center and sings the praises of the cardiac rehabilitation staff for their skilled care. “We were deeply impressed by the overall high quality of care my dad and our family received at Marian,” expresses Noreen Freitas, Dr. Ibsen’s daughter. “I am a lucky daughter; lucky to still have both my parents alive and healthy.” Although Dr. Ibsen credits Marian physicians and nurses with saving his life, he also thanks his loving wife and daughter for providing him with the support needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. At present, Dr. Ibsen is enjoying his retirement and continues to further his passion of providing community members with confident, life changing smiles in addition to educating industry professionals about noninvasive methods of smile beautification. “I am truly blessed,” confesses Dr. Ibsen with a smile. “It’s all because of the advanced care I received from the highly skilled nurses and physicians at Marian, including Dr. Bruce Ourieff and Dr. Erin Erikson, that I am able to continue my (dentistry) ‘hobby’ that I enjoy so very much. Our community is so fortunate that all residents have access to health care that is unexcelled anywhere in the world; and it’s right here in our community.” 9 PAYING FORWARD THE GIFT OF HOPE Tami Sonnabend’s inspiring journey of cancer patient to cancer patient mentor As a fitness instructor and yoga enthusiast, Tami Sonnabend has always strived to maintain her physical strength and health. On September 4, 2011, just one day after her and her husband’s eleventh wedding anniversary, her physical, mental and emotional strength was challenged when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She remembers the day she found a “little lump.” Her husband, Dr. Steven Sonnabend, a radiologist at Marian Regional Medical Center, suggested she get an ultrasound. He thought it was probably a cyst, especially since she was only 41 years of age, but as he performed the ultrasound on his wife, he knew immediately that it was much worse as the ultrasound revealed a tumor. “The look on my husband’s face was like nothing else and I knew right away that it was something,” remembers Tami. “No one expects to be diagnosed with cancer. Being a yoga instructor, being someone who always strived to be healthy, I just never thought I would be diagnosed with cancer.” In the midst of the most difficult time in their lives, the Sonnabends knew where to turn for medical care, support and comfort – Mission Hope Cancer Center, the first integrative cancer care facility in the region. “Tami’s cancer diagnosis and path of treatment was the most frightening thing I’ve ever been through,” explains Dr. Sonnabend. “To imagine that I may potentially lose my wife, my best friend, the mother of my children; it just shook me to my core. As a physician, I trusted the expertise of my colleagues at Mission Hope Cancer Center to care for my wife. I knew that the technology and resources at large metropolitan centers are no better than here. In addition, I knew they would support her, treating her as family and the human side of medicine is just as important as the science and technology aspects.” After a biopsy and MRI, the Sonnabends were told it was stage two breast cancer and within a week, Tami began chemotherapy treatment. After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments, a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, Tami is now cancer free. In addition to her supportive family, Tami Sonnabend, breast cancer survivor, strikes a yoga pose with Kristin Alexander, fellow breast cancer survivor, mentor and friend. she credits her health and well being to her many “angels” at Mission Hope Cancer Center who cared for her all while remaining close to home. “It was such a blessing that I didn’t need to travel hours by car or fly across the country for expert physicians and the best in care,” explains Tami. “I felt such exhaustion during treatments; I couldn’t imagine having to travel to another area. If I would have gone to a big city facility I would have received the same treatment, but not the same exceptional love.” In addition to helping Tami, Mission Hope Cancer Center and Marian Cancer Care provided the Sonnabends with the support and resources needed to help their two young children. At the time of Tami’s diagnosis and treatments her son, Noah, was eight years old and her daughter, Hana, was five years old. It was important for her children to understand what was happening to Tami as they came to realize that their mother was becoming increasingly fatigued and losing her hair due to chemotherapy treatments. At the start of Tami’s cancer journey, Marian Cancer Care connected Tami with a very special mentor who offered support in the form of understanding and hope. This fellow breast cancer survivor and dear friend of Tami’s is Kristin Alexander. Kristin 10 helped Tami in a way that physicians could not. She offered first hand advice and shared her inspirational cancer experience with Tami, which provided much comfort and hope to Tami. Just as she was guided by Kristin, Tami is now a yoga instructor and mentor to more than a dozen cancer patients and caregivers who participate in her yoga exercise class at Mission Hope Cancer Center. “Mentorship was a true gift that I received at a time when I needed it most. I feel this is all part of God’s plan and now I want to give this empowering gift of hope to other cancer patients. I want to share how healthy and happy I am now to show them that they too will get through this.” Tami isn’t the only one in the Sonnabend family now paying it forward. Tami’s cancer journey has also positively influenced her husband’s perspective when interacting with patients. “There is no question that this experience has made me a better physician. When I look at my patients and their families, I now and see my wife, my children and myself,” explains Dr. Sonnabend. “I try to give them hope by sharing our experience to reassure them that they are not alone.” Although difficult, the Sonnabends agree that Tami’s cancer journey has made their family more united. “Now, life is about looking forward,” explains Tami with a smile. “Now I feel complete getting back to being a wife and mommy again. Life is a gift and I feel so honored to share my experience with my yoga class participants and all of the facility’s cancer patients. Ultimately, I want to thank the many angels at Mission Hope Cancer Center: the physicians, nurses, techs and even the fellow patients who helped me. Now my angels are the women I mentor – they keep me going and keep me looking forward.” Cancer Affects the Whole Family A diagnosis of cancer affects the entire family and when a parent is diagnosed with cancer children deal with it in different ways. Research shows that young children often have difficulty understanding cancer and express anxiety or emotional distress. Marian Cancer Care and Mission Hope Cancer Center are proud to offer support services to parents, children and families in order to successfully cope with the effects of cancer. When I was first diagnosed with cancer I had so many questions and so many concerns. Of course my children and family were at the top of my priorities. I was worried that my two young children would have difficulty understanding what was happening to their mommy and I was concerned that they would experience anxiety or distress over my battle with cancer. walk, I got down on all fours and told Hanna to jump on my back My daughter, Hanna, was only five years old when I was diagnosed. After I began to lose my hair and experience fatigue due to my chemotherapy treatments, it became apparent that Hanna was having trouble understanding and coping with my cancer diagnosis. She also began to receive strange treatment from her classmates since cancer is not something five-year-olds are familiar with or understand. I knew my daughter was in a fragile state. Her whole world was changing at home and at school. Even our bedtime routine had changed and instead of me going into my son and daughter’s rooms to read bedtime stories, they were now coming to my bed. I wanted nothing more than to reassure my children that their mommy was going to fight this disease and that everything would be okay. One evening when I was feeling especially fatigued, I gathered up all my physical strength, and even though I could not As parents, we know that children’s fears are usually worse than reality so talking to them about cancer was crucial to open the doors for communication and support. I am so thankful that Marian Cancer Care and Mission Hope Cancer Center provided our family with the picture books and resources we needed to explain my cancer battle to our children – their support truly helped all of us through my journey. — Tami Sonnabend, breast cancer survivor Although for many this would not seem like an extraordinary moment, but for my daughter and I it was extremely poignant. In this moment, I was able to provide some normalcy to her life. Hanna later expressed to me that it was during this pony ride and bedtime story when she knew her mommy would be okay. for a pony ride. I then carried her on my back into her room and read her a bedtime story. I then crawled back to my room. Tami Sonnabend, breast cancer survivor, pictured with her husband, Dr. Steven Sonnabend, and children, Noah and Hana. 11 TH E U CLA CO N N ECTI O N Advancing medicine and improving lives through groundbreaking research As an affiliate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Mission Hope Cancer Center is part of one of the nation’s largest cancer treatment and research networks. The UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has an established international reputation for pioneering research and developing successful cancer therapies. The dedicated research professionals who operate the UCLA Clinical Research Network Satellite Office at Mission Hope Cancer Center are devoted to finding improved practices of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. “The goals of our work is to find better methods to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer so that people can not only live longer, but also enjoy a better quality of life,” explains Alison Fernandez, Registered Nurse and Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at Mission Hope Cancer Center. “It is exceptionally gratifying to have the privilege of witnessing many of our patients’ conditions improve and many lives positively affected by these groundbreaking therapies.” The vast majority of oncology medical facilities throughout the United States average only five percent of patients on clinical trials. With more than 10 percent of patients on clinical trials, Mission Hope Cancer Center is one of the most active satellite sites in the entire UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center national network. Mission Hope Cancer Center is currently offering 19 clinical trials and nearly 30 patients are on clinical trial drugs. “Through the UCLA clinical research connection, Central Coast patients are able to receive the latest in breakthrough oncology treatments and prescription offerings – all while remaining close to home,” concludes Alison. Alison Fernandez, RN, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at Mission Hope Cancer Center pictured among the many clinical trial test files that are currently underway at the Center. 12 TRU EBEAM LI N EAR ACCELERATO R TECH N O LO GY A new, revolutionary approach to radiotherapy cancer treatment The Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator at Mission Hope Cancer Center is a newly advanced technology that represents an exponential leap forward in the speed, power and precision of radiation therapy. The TrueBeam Linear Accelerator delivers radiation at a faster dose rate than most conventional linear accelerators, which translates into shorter treatment times for patients, even cutting treatment periods up to 50 percent. The TrueBeam technology also has a 4D imaging system and respiratory gating that improves accuracy to under a millimeter and reduces radiation exposure to the patient by25 percent. “This sophisticated system features a multitude of technical innovations that dynamically synchronize imaging, patient positioning, motion management and treatment delivery,” explains Dr. Jeffrey K. Wu, Radiation Oncologist at Mission Hope Cancer Center. “The TrueBeam allows for image-guided radiotherapy with submillimeter precision and is capable of treating even a moving target with unprecedented accuracy. This highly precise advanced technology is just one of the many reasons why Mission Hope Cancer Center is currently seeing patients who reside up and down the Central Coast – from Lompoc, Solvang and Santa Ynez to Atascadero and even Los Osos. Mission Hope Cancer Center is privileged to have one of only 270 TrueBeam Linear Accelerators in the world. As the Central Coast’s only TrueBeam Linear Accelerator, the closest proximity TrueBeam machines are located in Los Angeles and Bakersfield. Dr. Jeffrey Wu, Radiation Oncologist, shown with the newest advancement in radiation therapy, the Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator at Mission Hope Cancer Center. 13 M EET M ISSI O N H O PE CAN CER CENTERâ€™S M ED I CAL O N CO LO G ISTS The fight against cancer can be a long, difficult battle. The coordination of medical care provided by an expert medical oncologist is vital to overcoming the many medical and emotional challenges cancer patients face. The role of medical oncologists is more than just treating cancer, ordering tests and prescribing medications. These special physicians offer crucial support to cancer patients and provide care from the moment of diagnosis, throughout treatment and even survivorship. Todd M. Erickson, M.D. Dr. Todd Erickson is a skilled and knowledgeable medical oncologist who joined Mission Hope Cancer Center in 2012. Dr. Erickson completed his residency in internal medicine from the University of Hawaii and earned a bachelor of science in microbiology and medical degree from the University of Illinois. Not only is Dr. Erickson board certified in medical oncology, but he is also board certified in hematology and internal medicine. He specializes in clinical trial research and prior to joining Mission Hope Cancer Center, Dr. Erickson was the principal investigator with the Southwest Oncology Group at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Robert Dichmann, M.D. An experienced medical oncologist and founder of Central Coast Medical Oncology, Dr. Robert Dichmann has provided superior medical oncology services in the Santa Maria community since 1996. Throughout his years as a Medical Oncologist, Dr. Dichmann witnessed the need for all cancer services in Santa Maria to be offered in one location. Due to his vision and passion to build an integrated oncology facility Mission Hope Cancer Center has become a reality. Dr. Dichmann serves as Medical Director of Marian Cancer Care and the Chair of Marian Regional Medical Centerâ€™s weekly Tumor Board. He earned a his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. He also completed fellowships in medical oncology, hematology, oncology and bone marrow/stem cell transplants from the University of San Diego Medical Center. K. April Kennedy, M.D. Dr. K. April Kennedy is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kennedy also completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Oklahoma where she received the prestigious Khader K. Hussein, M.D., Award for her involvement and scholarly performance in palliative care. Dr. Kennedy joined Central Coast Medical Oncology in 2007. She has vast experience in the treatment and diagnosis of all cancers and provides her patients with individualized care for the best possible outcomes. In addition, Dr. Kennedyâ€™s dedication to providing the most advanced cancer treatments available is evident by her work with the UCLA clinical research program. 14 WO RKI N G TO G ETH ER TO EN HAN CE TH E PATI ENT EXPERI EN CE Marian Cancer Care Advisory Committee The Marian Foundation Board of Directors identified Marian Cancer Care programs and services as a significant priority with the establishment of the Cancer Care Advisory Committee of the Foundation Board in the fall of 2011. The creation of the committee devoted specifically to identifying cancer funding needs and developing plans to provide for those needs was the outcome of several years of discussion between Robert Dichmann, M.D., Medical Director the Oncology Services and founder of Mission Hope Cancer Center, and Charles J. Cova, President and CEO of Marian Regional Medical Center. The committee was structured thoughtfully and deliberately to incorporate representation from cancer patients and families, along with the Marian Cancer Care team and Foundation leaders. Patient and family feedback is vital to Marianâ€™s commitment to providing patient and family centered careâ€”modeling the delivery of care around the needs of patient and family. The committee meets quarterly to review cancer programs and services and Foundation funding for those services, and to provide feedback about emerging needs relative to program growth. Marian Cancer Care Advisory Committee: Pictured (top left to right) Case Ketting, M.D.; Kathleen Sullivan, Vice President, Post Acute Care Services; Steven Sonnabend, M.D.; Jesse Manriquez; Robert Dichmann, M.D.; Charles J. Cova, President & CEO; (bottom left to right) Christine Cruden; Mary Spallino; Sherri Will and Katherine Guthrie, Regional Director, Cancer Care Services; (not pictured) Mark Juretic, M.D.; Patricia Ozzimo; Raul Segura, Sr. and Jeff York. 15 MARIAN RECEIVES LEVEL I I I TRAU MA CENTER D ESI G NATI O N Severely injured patients no longer need to be transferred out of the area for expert trauma care In April of this year, Marian Regional Medical Center proudly announced that the hospital officially received designation approval from the County of Santa Barbara’s Emergency Medical Services Agency as a Level III Trauma Center. Level III Trauma Center Designation reflects the expertise of Marian’s experienced medical staff and high level of trauma care provided to severely injured patients. Marian has recruited and organized a team of experienced specialists including expert trauma surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, emergency physicians and nurses who are skilled in trauma services. “No one expects a crisis and when seconds count, Marian’s Trauma Services Team is prepared for the unexpected with advanced lifesaving technology and the highest level of clinical services provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” says Dr. Joseph D. Centeno, Marian Trauma Services Medical Director. “Over time, Marian has transformed from a community hospital to a large, regional medical center providing for the complex, dynamic and ever-changing environment of trauma medicine.” Lisa Abeloe, RN, Trauma Services Coordinator Joseph D. Centeno, M.D., Medical Director, Marian Trauma Services To obtain Trauma Center Designation, Marian had to achieve strict standards and demonstrate that the facility is staffed and equipped to provide comprehensive, lifesaving trauma care. As a designated Level III Trauma Center, Marian has resources to specialists for emergency resuscitation, surgery and intensive care for trauma patients. In addition, designated Level III Trauma Centers have transfer agreements with Level I and Level II Centers that provide back-up resources for the care of exceptionally severe injuries. “With the opening of the new, state-of-the-art hospital and expanded modern Emergency Department, Marian now has the facilities necessary to meet the increased demand required for trauma patients,” explains Charles J. Cova, Marian President and CEO. “To earn trauma center designation, Marian had to demonstrate the high level of care provided to patients by our expert surgeons, facility physicians and highly-skilled health care professionals. Trauma center designation will improve medical care for all Marian patients by providing patients with access to top-notch specialists and ultimately elevating the quality of care for all.” A Level III Trauma Center has the resources for emergency resuscitation, surgery, and intensive care of most trauma patients and has transfer agreements with Level I and Level II trauma centers that provide backup resources for the care of exceptionally severe injuries. 16 ADVAN CI N G RO BOTI C TECH N O LO GY WITH DA VI N CI ® One small incision resulting in a virtually scarless procedure Advances in technology make up some of the most exciting and influential breakthroughs in medicine and Marian Regional Medical Center remains committed to providing patients with the latest in clinical advances. A recent example of this is Single-Site™ da Vinci® surgery and Marian is proud to be the most experienced facility in the Tri-County Area with the highest number of performed Single-Site™ surgeries. Single-Site™ da Vinci® surgeries are virtually scarless procedures since surgery is performed through only one incision in the naval (belly button) and dramatically limits visible scarring. Unlike traditional robotic surgeries requiring three to five small incisions, this sophisticated robotic technology allows for a single incision in the belly button where instruments are placed and the gallbladder is removed. “Gallbladder removal is one of the nation’s most common minimally invasive procedures and Single-Site™ da Vinci® surgery is now taking this common procedure to a new level by making a single incision through a patient’s belly button,” explains Dr. Daniel Oh, FACS, Chair of General Surgery at Marian Regional Medical Center. “To be a local leader in offering this advanced surgery demonstrates Marian Regional Medical Center’s leadership and commitment to providing Central Coast patients with the most up-to-date minimally invasive surgical options.” BENEFITS OF SINGLE-SITE™ DA VINCI® SURGERY: • Minimal scarring • Minimal pain • Low blood loss • Quick recovery • Decreased hospital length of stay • High patient satisfaction Dr. Daniel Oh, FACS, General Surgery Chairman pictured with the da Vinci systems. 17 SUE SWORD A local philanthropic pioneer and the heart of Santa Maria Valley charitable giving Not long after arriving in Santa Maria, Sue married her husband of nearly 50 years, Erl Julian Sword, and began working for the Hancock enterprises. For more than 50 years, Sue was a devoted employee, faithful financial advisor and dear friend to the Hancocks. Marian Hancock quickly recognized Sue’s intelligence and high level of professionalism, which led to Sue’s eventual rise to the position of President of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad. Even to this day, Sue holds the distinction of serving as the only female president of a short line railroad west of the Mississippi. Although Marian noticed many professional qualities in Sue, she also valued Sue’s giving heart and their shared love of philanthropy. As a local leader of philanthropic giving, Sue has established a record of exceptional generosity and charitable responsibility. By serving on countless community boards and with an endless list of philanthropic achievements and honors, it is evident that Sue has committed her life to investing in positive community change and expansion. She has long supported just about every civic and nonprofit organization in the greater Santa Maria Valley from Marian Regional Medical Center to the Santa Maria Valley Boys and Girls Club, to the YMCA, Allan Hancock College and every large and small organization in between. Sue served on the Marian Hospital Community Board and also served as one of the founding members of the Marian Foundation Board. Since the Marian Foundation Board’s inception in 1982, she has also served faithfully over the years by participating in the board finance and policy committees. To this day, Sue continues to serve as an Honorary Marian Foundation Board Member and devotedly attends Foundation board meetings and events. “There is no denying that Sue is an exceptional woman, an innovative philanthropist and committed community leader,” explains Georganne Ferini, a close friend of Sue’s and fellow community advocate. “Due to her involvement and support of Marian Regional Medical Center and countless other causes, she has become a key player in the many successes of and improvements in our community. Sue is a woman who will go the extra mile to honor her commitments and her work is evident of her selfless passion to help others.” Sue Sword, Marian Foundation Board member and Co-Trustee of the Marian Mullin Hancock Charitable Trust. When it comes to charitable giving throughout the Santa Maria Valley, there is no name better recognized than that of Sue J. Sword. As the Co-Trustee of the Marian Mullin Hancock Charitable Trust, it is Sue who has continued Captain Allan and Marian Hancock’s local philanthropic leadership. In addition to furthering the Hancock’s tradition of charitable giving, Sue has also built her own legacy of philanthropy and volunteerism – all in order to boldly shape a better world. Over the years, Sue has helped establish Santa Maria’s philanthropy scene and has remained at the forefront of local altruistic giving efforts since moving to Santa Maria in 1945. It was nearly 70 years ago when Sue decided to make Santa Maria her home. She describes her move from Texas to Santa Maria as a simple one and recalls, “I moved to Santa Maria to be closer to my sister who at the time was a nurse at the hospital, then known as Sisters’ Hospital. I came to Santa Maria and fell in love with the community so I stayed and made it my home.” 18 Standing adjacent to the “Sue Sword Colonnade,” the baby grand piano, gifted by the Marian Hancock Charitable Trust, plays classical selections four times a day providing a soothing respite to patients and their families. The importance of building a foundation for future giving Despite Sue’s lifetime of philanthropic service, she’s far from done. In 1993, Sue became a founding member of the Marian Foundation’s Legacy Society by including Marian Regional Medical Center in her estate planning as the Sue J. Sword Heart Center Endowment Fund. She has dedicated her planned endowment gift to the Marian Heart Center due to her great admiration and respect for her longtime cardiologist, Dr. Ram K. Setty. Through the Marian Legacy Society, the Foundation expresses gratitude to those, like Sue, who have included Marian in their estate planning. Furthermore, Sue has long been a supporter of the Foundation’s need to establish and maintain an endowment to ensure a revenue stream for the future needs of the medical center. In fact, it was her visionary leadership and wisdom 19 that played a significant role in the creation of the Foundation’s operating policies to steward growth of endowment funds. Her generosity has provided significant support to every major capital endeavor throughout the Foundation’s history. Most recently, Sue supported the Cornerstone Campaign to build the new hospital and in tribute to her generosity the colonnade outside the hospital main entrance is named in her honor. When asked about her motivation for building her own legacy of giving and why she felt compelled to identify the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation as a deferred gift beneficiary, Sue offers, “The hospital is close to my heart. Marian Regional Medical Center stands for our community and the care they provide touches everyone. It’s very fulfilling knowing that the work they do and the contributions made will further advance care and benefit the future people of Santa Maria.” A gift unlike any other Although Sue and Marian Hancock both shared a love of charitable giving, they also shared a love of music – especially an admiration for baby grand pianos. Sue is quite familiar with making donations to the hospital and other charitable organizations, but for this particular donation she knew it would take more than writing a check. She eagerly conducted research on baby grand pianos and then shared her idea of this special gift with hospital leaders. “I wanted to provide a gift for the new hospital that everyone would enjoy. One day I thought that’s it – a baby grand piano for the hospital’s front lobby,” explains Sue. “Music is powerful. I wanted to provide a gift that provided soothing and comforting relief to patients and those visiting the hospital.” Now patients, their families and hospital staff take great listening pleasure in the peaceful and relaxing sounds of the newly donated baby grand piano. This beautiful and pristine piano plays classical melodies four times a day and fittingly stands just outside the chapel doors on the first floor of the new hospital as the shining star of the “Sue Sword Colonnade.” When asked what she believes Marian Hancock would say to see her work and the present Marian Regional Medical Center, Sue tenderly smiles and adds, “She would be very, very pleased and would probably say, ‘My Susie is keeping things going.’ She would be truly elated to know that I was carrying things forward. As for Marian Regional Medical Center, she had a specific vision for the hospital and community health care. Seeing the new hospital today and knowing all the services the medical center offers our community, I know she would feel as if all her dreams came true.” Sue Sword with Dr. Ram Setty, has included the Marian Heart Center in her estate planning by establishing the Sue J. Sword Heart Center Endowment Fund in honor of her longtime cardiologist, Dr. Setty. Sue goes on to modestly explain that it is her mission and sincerest hope to foster philanthropy for the greater good of the community. She believes in the same philosophy as Marian Hancock, that charitable giving builds and strengthens a community. “I want to inspire others to also support our organizations. But it’s about more than giving,” states Sue. “It’s about getting involved. Taking an interest in community organizations and volunteering. This is not only beneficial for fellow community members, it is also truly gratifying. I have seen so many changes over the years and have enjoyed every moment of it. There is no better feeling than to be involved in your community and to make a difference in the lives of others.” On behalf of Marian Regional Medical Center and the community at large, the Marian Foundation would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Sue for her legacy of service and generosity. Her unwavering belief in the medical center’s work is genuine and from the heart. Sue’s friendship and support of Marian Regional Medical Center is a special gift which will be forever treasured. 20 YO U CAN FU RTH ER TH E H EALI N G POWER Join the Marian Legacy Society Every gift makes a difference and changes the lives of Marian patients and families. We invite your support, through membership in the Marian Legacy Society, in furthering the healing power of humanity at Marian. It is our shared humanity that holds the power to heal. It takes much more than the best and brightest nurses and physicians to heal the young and old. We invite you to join the Marian Legacy Society by making a provision for Marian through a planned gift such as a bequest, a charitable gift annuity, or the beneficiary assignment of a life insurance policy, retirement account, or through the establishment of a charitable trust. Your generous gifts are an investment in not only your health, but also the health of your family and community. Membership is open to all who share the vision of ensuring excellent care for future generations. Legacy society membership is an investment in the crucial medical breakthroughs, groundbreaking technologies and nationâ€™s top medical professionals that collectively save countless lives each and every day. Join the Marian Legacy Society by making Marian Regional Medical Center a beneficiary in your estate plan. For questions about making a planned gift, call the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation at (805) 739-3595. 21 RECO RD LEVELS O F VO LU NTEER SERVI CE Volunteer Services is reaching new heights with a new record of more than 500 volunteers. During the month of June 2013 alone, these volunteers have served for over 1,500 volunteering shifts and have contributed more than 6,700 hours. In the upcoming year, Volunteer Services will strive to maintain this positive growth through a focus on the continued recruitment of volunteers for our priority service areas as well as the retention of the wonderful volunteers who are already serving. Even with these record numbers, opportunities are still open for those interested in serving Marian’s patients, families and guests, and flexible schedules, including evening and weekend shifts, are available. Applications for adult volunteers are accepted year round with orientations held each month. In addition to the adult volunteers, many local teens are also serving. In June 2013, more than 150 teens—the largest number ever participating—were welcomed into the Summer 2013 Volunteen Program. This Program gives students great exposure to the health care field and the ability to serve their community while they’re not in school. A School Year Program for teens is also offered and will start in early September, and applications for the School Year Program will be accepted through the end of August. The time and talents that each of Marian’s volunteers give is greatly appreciated, and the service they provide is an invaluable contribution to cultivating an ideal healing environment of compassion and care at Marian. For more information about both adult and teen programs, please call the Volunteer Office at (805) 739-3520 or visit the Volunteer Information page at www.marianmedicalcenter. org/Volunteer_Information. Applications for volunteering are available for download on the website. Volunteer Services Leadership Council The Marian Regional Medical Center Volunteer Services Leadership Council leads a dynamic group of over 500 adult and teen volunteers in the provision of service to Marian staff, patients and families. The Leadership Council members shown here provide guidance to the volunteers providing service in a vast array of programs and services, seven days a week, evenings, too! Bottom Row: Rosemarie Bullock (Third Floor Service Lead), Pauline Demorree (Second Floor Service Lead), Joe Hernandez (Fourth Floor Service Lead), Ami Padilla (Manager, Volunteer Services), Marilyn Powers (Member at Large), Linda Redman (Hospice Service Lead), Carol Barker (Mission Hope Cancer Center). Top Row: Carrie Robinson (Past Chairman), Jodi Mrozek (Chairman), Inga Schlosser (Secretary), Ken Koch (Chairman Elect), Maggi Daane (Outpatient Services), Bernard Wick (Recruitment & Retention). NEW BOARD MEMBER Mary Oates, M.D. Dr. Oates is a member of the Marian Medical Staff, specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She is the creator and founding Medical Director of the Marian Osteoporosis Center and the Co-Medical Director for Rehabilitation Services at the Marian Extended Care Center. Dr. Oates serves as a member on several committees at Marian. 22 MARIAN FO U N DATI O N FU N DS $2.5 M I LLI O N Together, the generous supporters of Marian Regional Medical Center (Marian) have become agents of positive change for the patients and families we serve. It is this humankindness in action that is fueling the healing mission of Marian. The mission that assures Marian Regional Medical Center continues to provide for the health and well being of all. This humankindness that has resulted in the ability of the Marian Foundation to fund $2,502,270 in 2013 for the provision of excellent care for patients and families of the Santa Maria Valley and surrounding communities. Humankindness in action: Equipment and Technology $505,973 New technology and equipment to enhance patient care and safety Osteoporosis Center $ 70,000 Fracture prevention program for high risk patients Robotic Surgery Program $357,984 Utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System in minimally invasive surgery Marian Community Clinics $250,000 Supporting primary health care for the underserved Home Health and Hospice Cornerstone Campaign $ 60,000 Hospice program support for terminally ill patients and families $930,130 The Cornerstone Campaign raised $17 million to support building the new hospital Health and nutrition programs for children at risk of juvenile diabetes Outreach Program $50,669 Marian Cancer Care Services $85,500 Marian Cancer Care services at Mission Hope Cancer Center Other Marian Programs $192,014 These funds provide for programs and services offered by Marian including maternal and newborn care, newborn intensive care, staff education, rehabilitation and many others. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE APPLIED TO MARIAN PROGRAMS AND SERVICES. 23 M A R I A N F O U N D AT I O N A N N U A L D I N N E R An Afternoon in the Vineyard at Ca’ Del GreVino 2510 East Clark Avenue, Santa Maria, CA 93457 S U N D A Y, A U G U S T 2 5 , 2 0 1 3 3:00 pm Wine and Hors D’oeuvres featuring the wines of Ca’ Del GreVino inner featuring the D exceptional cuisine of T h e F a r W e s t e r n Ta v e r n 4:00 pm LIVE AUCTION TO FOLLOW I n c e l e b r a t i o n o f t h e 2 0 t h a n n i v e r s a r y o f t h e M a r i a n H e a r t C e n t e r. H o n o r i n g t h e l e g a c y o f s e r v i c e a n d “ H e a r t i t u d e ” o f S i s t e r J a n e t C o r c o r a n , O S F. B e n e f i t t i n g t h e p r o g r a m s a n d s e r v i c e s o f t h e M a r i a n H e a r t C e n t e r. Contact the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation for reservations at 805-739-3595. DIGNITY · C O L L A B O R AT I O N · JUSTICE · STEWARDSHIP · EXCELLENCE MARIAN D O N O RS The Marian Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Marian Regional Medical Center, a not-for-profit community health care organization. Charitable support continues to play an important role in the future of Marian programs and services. The Foundation is grateful for the many friends who have provided such generous support of Marianâ€™s mission of wellness, health and healing. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Eggert Mrs. Fern D. Eimon Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Elliot Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Elliot Ms. Esther Fagerbourg Sister Pius Fahlstrom, OSF Mr. Raymond P. Farney Mr. Nathaniel D. Fast Mr. and Mrs. Milo Ferini Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ferini Mr. and Mrs. Helmut W. Figge Ms. Ellen Fletcher Mrs. Joan M. Foley Mr. and Mrs. George Gallison Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Garcia Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gerfen Mr. and Mrs. Ronald T. Gesswein Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Getty Mr. and Mrs. Gordon G. Gill Ms. Betty M. Gillette Michael R. Gomez, D.D.S. Ms. Lieselotte Graeser The Marian Foundation Board of Directors. Top Row from left, Kevin Ferguson, M.D., President, Medical Staff; Jane Rooney; Al Schultz, M.D., Chair; Cynthia Schur, Secretary/Treasurer; Denise Valente; Bill Burress, Past Chair; Mary Spallino; Andrew Rice; Lauren Pincot; Laura Hoffman King; Gregory Beebe; Robert Dichmann, M.D. Bottom row, Carol Reiner; Barbara Johnson; Joe Olivera; Larry Lavagnino; Angelica Gutierrez; Marcy Ginkel; Sofia Lariz and Anne Rigali. Not pictured, Rob Buchanan, Vice-Chair; Charles J. Cova, President & CEO; Sister Pius Fahlstrom, OSF; Michael Galloway; Jodi Mrozek, Chair, Volunteer Services Leadership Council; Mary Oates, M.D.; Sue Sword and Jeff York. Mrs. Joni Gray Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Grogan Mrs. Agnes S. Grogan Mr. and Mrs. James A. Guggia Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gummerman Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hammond Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hampton Mr. and Mrs. Randy L. Hermreck Mr. Roger A. Herrmann Mr. William E. Hord Mr. and Mrs. Bennie B. Houston Mr. and Mrs. Jared M. Hurley Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Hyosaka Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ibsen Emi Inouye Mr. and Mrs. Dave Jellison Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Johnson Mrs. Bernice Juretic Dr. and Mrs. Eruch N. Karanjawala Mr. and Mrs. Rodney M. Kennison Ms. Helen King Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. King Mrs. Patricia L. Kirchhof Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Klempen Ms. Elizabeth Koster Mr. Peter G. Krynak Mrs. Margaret T. Larrabee A small group of faithful contributors to Marian programs and services were omitted in error from the donor recognition listing published in the January edition of the Foundationâ€™s Innovations magazine. These names are shown here in gratitude for their faithful support. Ms. Dorothy H. Abel Ms. Helen L. Anglin Mr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Avery Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Baldiviez Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Barber Mrs. Solange L. Barrett Mr. Bob Barnes and Mrs. Judith Bartel Mr. and Mrs. Stuart A. Bartleson Ms. Johanna Beattie Ms. Joanne V. Beatty Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Beebe Mr. and Mrs. Larry B. Bell Mr. and Mrs. George S. Benford, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Berry Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Bettiga Mr. and Mrs. William S. Betz Mrs. Madeline L. Bianchi Ms. Sarah L. Black Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blough Mrs. Nadine E. Bondurant Ms. Shirley M. Boydstun Ms. Lois M. Bradford Ms. Elaine P. Brownlee Mr. and Mrs. Harlan J. Burchardi Ms. Shirley Burke Mrs. Sarah E. Burns Mrs. Rita A. Calvert Dr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Carmody Mrs. Sandy M. Carty Mr. and Mrs. Joe Centeno Mrs. Patricia A. Chandler Mr. and Mrs. Orrin P. Chase Mr. and Mrs. David T. Clary Billie L. Cline Mrs. Shirley E. Cobb Ms. Carolyn M. Concellos Mrs. Sylvia Connors Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Conway Mr. Jack D. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cordero Mr. and Mrs. Ron F. Cossa Mr. and Mrs. John Costa Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Cova Mr. Kenneth D. Darby Mr. Peter J. De Kluyver Mrs. Jean Denmun Mr. Richard L. Depuy Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred P. Deschenes Ms. Elinore M. Diefenderfer Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dolan Mr. Fred A. Donati Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Dort Mr. and Mrs. Don D. Drenon, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Edwards 25 Mr. and Mrs. Kam C. Leong Mrs. Mary B. Leutloff Mr. and Mrs. Royce R. Lewellen Mr. Patrick Lind Mrs. Margaret Loder Mr. and Mrs. Steve Loicano Mr. Jerold R. Luis Mrs. Judith A. Lundberg Mr. and Mrs. Francis K. Lyons Ms. Jean M. Mackenzie Dr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Madjedi Mr. and Mrs. George W. Marcum Mr. and Mrs. Victor M. Marin Ms. Andrea M. Mather Ms. Beverly J. Matthew Mrs. Betty J. McKibben Mr. and Mrs. Victor N. McLaughlin Ms. Ruth M. McMullen Mr. Peter E. Mehlschau Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Craig Miller Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Moberg Mr. and Mrs. William F. Moffatt Mr. and Mrs. William A. Moses Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Moss Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Moss Mr. and Mrs. Tim I. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Myers Mrs. Lavern H. Myers Sister Antoinette Navarro, OSF Ms. Isabel Z. Noriega Ms. Gabriela V. Novo Mr. John W. Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Joe Olivera, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Ourieff Mrs. Margaret M. Paden Mr. and Mrs. Max J. Paschke Ms. Anastasia Paulsey Mrs. Leonore C. Penny Mr. Manuel V. Pereira Drs. Alan and Andrea Edelman Mr. Harold B. Phelps, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pollard Mrs. Lois A. Poltl Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Portman Drs. Joseph and Annelie Purdy Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Quigley Ms. Janet Rajala Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rampenthal Mr. and Mrs. William J. Redden Ms. Linda A. Reed Mr. William R. Reed, Jr. Mrs. Carol J. Reiner Mr. and Mrs. Randy Renfrow Mr. and Mrs. William R. Reynard Mr. and Mrs. Gerhardt R. Rinke Ms. Pamela S. Rittman Mr. and Mrs. Carlos J. Riveron Ms. Barbara J. Robinson Mrs. Rosalie J. Roy Ms. Susan Rubel Col. and Mrs. Robert L. Ruck, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Rust Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sexton Mrs. Anna Mae Sheehy Mr. and Mrs. Keido Shimizu Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Shook Mr. Joe D. Silva Ms. Nettie J. Silva Ms. Susan J. Silveira Mr. Steven Siri Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smith Mr. and Mrs. Sam L. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Souza, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Spry Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Steis Mrs. Doris S. Stephens Mrs. Kathleen M. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. David C. Swann Mrs. Sue J. Sword Mr. and Mrs. Pete J. Sysak Mrs. Joanne Szumski Mr. and Mrs. Gerald V. Teixeira Mr. and Mrs. Norman Teixeira Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Thayer Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Throndson Mr. Dante E. Tognazzi, Jr. Mrs. Setsuye Tomooka Mrs. Yatsue D. Tomooka Toshiko Tomooka Mr. and Mrs. Charles Travis Mr. and Mrs. Bob D. Tuck Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Uyehara Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Viadella Mr. and Mrs. John C. Walk Ms. Frances A. Walker Mrs. Patricia Wells Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Wenger Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wick Ms. Phyllis Y. Wicks Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Wilkins Ms. Eileen E. Will Mr. and Mrs. Steven F. Will Mrs. Anne J. Will Mr. and Mrs. Lee R. Wise Mrs. Dorothy E. Wittenauer Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Wyatt Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Ziemba Susan E. Ziemba, M.D. These individuals and organizations listed here have given generously in support of Marian Regional Medical Center programs and services between, November 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Erlinda Abata Ms. Dorothy H. Abel Accents Salon Gary Acosta Paulina B. Acosta Mr. and Mrs. Leo Acquistapace Addamo Bistro and Wine Bar Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell A. Adler Mrs. Pauline E. Ahlemann Dr. Richard G. Ainley Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Aja Dr. and Mrs. Edward C. Alderete A Little Something Flowers & Gifts Ms. June R. Alldredge Tamara S. Allen Dora C. Almaguer Crystal S. Alonso Mr. and Mrs. Lupe Alvarez Mr. and Mrs. Miguel M. Alvarez American Medical Response Mr. and Mrs. William C. Amiot Praful Anantani Mr. and Mrs. Manuel J. Anaya Mr. and Mrs. Steve Andersen Mr. and Mrs. James A. Anderson Mr. Paul Andrade Mr. and Mrs. William A. Andrews Anonymous Anthem Blue Cross API Waste Services Evelyn P. Aquino ARAMARK Corporation Isabel D. Armstrong Ms. Ann Arnold Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Arone Ms. Anna Artiaga Asia Market Officers of the Marian Foundation Board of Directors from left, Al Schultz, M.D., Chair, Angelica Gutierrez and Bill Burress, Past Chairs. Not pictured, Rob Buchanan, Vice-Chair and Cynthia Schur, Secretary/Treasurer. A to Z Club Margaret Atteberry Mrs. Virginia A. Aubuchon Mr. Stanley E. Aulabaugh Dr. and Mrs. Muthiyaliah Y. Babu Rosalie P. Baez Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. David Bangs Ms. Norma Barajas Ilona A. Baran, M.D. Mr. Manuel Y. Barcelona Mrs. Solange L. Barrett Bob Barnes and Judith Bartel Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bartlett Mrs. Elyse A. Battistella Hinda Beaman Mr. Tom J. Beaman Mr. and Mrs. James R. Beaver Mrs. Vickie L. Beaver Mr. and Mrs. Maynard E. Becker 26 Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Bouquet Central Coast Inpatient Consultants Central Coast Medical Oncology Corp. Central Coast Orthopedic Medical Group Central Coast Pathology Consultants, Inc. Ms. Joann A. Cermak Mrs. Carol A. Chambers Change A Life Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Orrin P. Chase Mr. and Mrs. Juan M. Chavez Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Choate Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Christansen Constance Chun Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Clark Ms. Lillian J. Clark Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Clay Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clelland CoastHills Federal Credit Union Mrs. Shirley E. Cobb Mr. David R. Cohen and Mrs. Esther B. Ginsberg Mr. Edgar S. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Billy Colli Mr. and Mrs. Wayne R. Collins Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Como Ms. Carolyn M. Concellos Mr. Jack D. Cooper Mr. Jose S. Coria Mr. and Mrs. Karl W. Corser, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Corvi Mrs. Betty G. Cossa Mr. and Mrs. John Costa May M. Costa Mr. and Mrs. William E. Couey, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Cova Ms. Virginia B. Cox Mr. Timothy M. Cramer Dr. and Mrs. Fred L. Crandall Mr. John T. Crawford Mr. Joseph L. Crotty, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Cruz Mr. Ronaldo C. Cruz Cruzinâ€™ for Life Mr. and Mrs. Karl W. Cudworth Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Cunningham Dr. and Mrs. James D. Cusack Funding the Future of Surgical Care Friends at The Wood Claeyssens Foundation (WCF)have provided a generous grant of $600,000 to fund the Robotic Surgery Program. The WCF has a history of faithful support for Marian programs and services, including the Cornerstone Campaign to fund the new hospital building project. This recent gift for Robotic Surgery funds the provision of the new minimally-invasive surgical technology, including the da Vinci Surgical System. This technology allows for better patient outcomes, including shorter recovery times; less scarring, reduced risk of infection, and blood loss, and significantly less pain for the patient. For physicians, the state-of-the-art technology offers unparalleled precision, enhanced dexterity, and superior visualization. The da Vinci can be used for prostate, kidney, hysterectomy, gynecologic oncology, colorectal, acid reflux, weight loss, and lung surgeries. Mrs. Catherine D. Bouquet Mr. William H. Bowen Ms. Shirley M. Boydstun Mr. and Mrs. John F. Boysen Mr. William A. Bracamonte Julie A. Brady Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Brandenburg Charles C. Brandt Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Brickey Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Brigham Mrs. Helen F. Bright Jane Bringley Mr. and Mrs. Gene Brizzolara Mrs. Tommie L. Broussard Mr. William O. Brown Mrs. Elaine P. Brownlee Mr. and Mrs. John Brunello Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Bryan Pamela J. Buchanan Patsy J. Buchanan Mr. Brian Bullock Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Bunkelman Mr. and Mrs. Harlan J. Burchardi Dr. Samuel B. Burg Mr. John H. Bushnell Byars Thompson Buchanan Insurance & Financial Services, LLC Hannah N. Byram Mrs. Fe T. Cabanting Pictured here with Marianâ€™s da Vinci surgical system are Shelbey Hughes, Secretary of The Wood Claeyssens Foundation, and Christopher Johnson, M.D., Medical Director, Robotic Surgery Program. Cabrillo High School Dr. and Mrs. Tad P. Callahan Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Campbell Ms. Patricia G. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cardona Bonnie J. Cardone Mr. and Mrs. David Careaga Michelle M. Caretto Mr. Charles C. Carl Howard R. Carpenter Shirley Carr Mr. and Mrs. Marlon C. Casabar Mrs. Rose C. Castaneda Dr. and Mrs. Paul H. Castello Rosario Y. Catayas Mr. and Mrs. Joe Centeno Central Coast Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates Rhodonna H. Becker Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Beebe Mr. and Mrs. Reynold C. Belding Dr. and Mrs. Gary S. Benedetti Mr. Phillip J. Benedetti Mr. and Mrs. George S. Benford, Jr. Henry Bergeron Craig S. Bernard Mr. and Ms. Kenneth J. Berry Romelia O. Berry Mr. Louis C. Bertsch Betteravia Farms Dr. and Mrs. Samir N. Bhatt Mrs. Madeline L. Bianchi Joann K. Bickley Mr. Gordon Bilodeau Mr. and Mrs. Aaron D. Bixby Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Black Dr. and Mrs. Dennis C. Blackburn Blacklake Golf Resort Mr. and Mrs. Rick W. Blaemire Mr. William Bley Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blough Mr. John Bluthardt Mr. Matthew P. Boland Bonipak Produce Juanita T. Bontempo Mr. and Mrs. Milton J. Borik 27 Cypress Ridge Golf Course Jordis A. Daigle Mr. and Mrs. Richard D’Amato Dr. and Mrs. Ramanand C. Dandillaya Ms. Mildred I. Daniels Mr. Kenneth D. Darby Ms. Margie Darrow Mr. and Mrs. Paulus F. De Bruin Mr. Peter J. De Kluyver Mr. and Mrs. Salvador de la Torre Mr. Jesus De Luna Ms. Eva De Pedro Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. DeGasparis Mr. and Mrs. Banaag B. DeGuzman Mr. Mark Delgado Bonnie Delkener Pauline J. DeMartin Mr. Clifford R. Dennell Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Dennett Mr. and Mrs. John J. Denning Dennis Bethel & Associates, Inc. Mohammed M. Diab Diagnostic Imaging Medical Group of Santa Maria Diani Companies (Diani Ward Diani, LLC) Joseph R. Diefenderfer Dr. and Mrs. Paul L. DiModica Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Dixon Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Diyorio Mr. and Mrs. Elmer L. Doane The DocuTeam Mr. and Mrs. Florenciano Dominguez Mr. Rande Downer Mr. and Mrs. Don D. Drenon, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Dries Ms. Harleyetta C. Duke Mr. Conrad S. Dyke East Donovan Lanes Ms. Margaret J. Eaton Mrs. Shirley A. Eckert Ms. Joan C. 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Gagne, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Galas Mr. Phillip Gallegos Mr. and Mrs. George Gallison Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Galloway Mr. Juan R. Galvan, Sr. Gamerz Unlimited Mr. and Mrs. Roberto H. Gandola Lynda M. Gantt, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert D. Garcia Robert Garcia Garcia Dance Studio Mrs. Bonnie B. Gardner Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Gaskill Mr. and Mrs. Stanley R. Gass Mr. and Mrs. Bernardo U. Gatchalian German Club of Santa Maria Mr. and Mrs. Ronald T. Gesswein Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Getty Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Gibilisco, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Gibson Mr. Malvin H. Giddings, II Mrs. Betty M. Gillette Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Gilmartin Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast Troop #50149 Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast Troop #50187 Debra M. Glahn Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Gomes Mr. and Mrs. Javier P. Gonzalez Mr. Raymundo A. Gonzalez, Jr. Ms. Margaret K. Gooding Mr. and Mrs. Marlin K. Gotchal H. Greenawald Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Grennan Griffin Plumbing Inc. Ms. Amanda F. Groce Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Grogan Mrs. Agnes S. Grogan John H. Gross Mr. and Mrs. Rick Grossman Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Gruber Mrs. Gloria H. Guhl Ms. Louise Guillaume Mr. Michael Gutierrez Monica E. Guzman Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hagen Veolit B. Haifi Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hajjar Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Haley Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Halliburton Mr. Stephen M. Haney Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Hannick Donna J. Hanning Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Hanselka Gene C. Hanson Cary D. Harbor Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hares Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert W. Harper Sharon K. Harris Dr. and Mrs. Alex T. Harrison Mr. Richard H. Harrison Loueen Harsch Terry Hashimoto Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hayes Healthcare Financial Resources, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Hebard Mrs. Mary B. Heiberger Mrs. Betty L. Hennon Ms. Gloria M. Hernandez Mr. and Mrs. Jose R. Hernandez Maria Hernandez Mr. and Mrs. Victor R. Hernandez Mr. Gene F. Hershberger Mrs. Carolyn L. Hicks Mr. and Mrs. Dale E. Hill Ellen Hill Mrs. Helen L. Hill Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hirsch Hitching Post Restaurant Alex Harrison, M.D., Marian Foundation Golf Tournament Committee Chairman (third from left), with his tournament foursome, from left, Doug Nock, Phillip Benedetti and Stan Shaner during the Marian Foundation Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, March 18 at the Santa Maria Country Club. Yael Gott Ms. Lieselotte Graeser Mr. and Mrs. Walter 28 Mrs. Victoria M. Hodam Mr. and Mrs. Calvin J. Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Dennis C. Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Burton H. Holaday Sandra C. Holland Ms. Margaret M. Holler Susan R. Holt Ms. Catherine F. Holtz Home Motors Chevrolet Mr. William E. Hord Mrs. Grace W. Houlihan Mr. and Mrs. Bennie B. Houston Mr. Dave Hovde Tammy L. Hudgins Mr. Kenneth E. Huff Priscilla H. Hurst Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Hyosaka Mr. and Mrs. Arturo R. Iglesias Mrs. Marion M. Ikeda Mr. Stanley I. Imanaka Ms. Carina Y. Inay Industrial Medical Group of Santa Maria Valley Emi Inouye Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Ivora Jack’s Family Restaurant Joseph D. Jackson Ruth Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. James Dr. and Mrs. Hillel K. Janai Mrs. Grace M. Jarvis J.F. Will Company, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Everett B. Johnson Mrs. Pamela A. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. W. Carter Jones Ms. Rose E. Juneau Mark C. Juretic, M.D. Mrs. Grace C. Kadota Mr. and Mrs. Toshio Kamo Jasmine O. Kang Karamitsos And Wiltchik A Medical Corporation Dr. and Mrs. James C. Kasper Kay’s Country Kitchen Thomas D. Kelly Ms. Barbara L. Kendall Jean Kenton Julie Kerhulas Mr. and Mrs. John J. Killpack Ms. Helen King Mr. Charles T. Kirkpatrick Mrs. Lois A. Kiser Ms. Georgia O. Kizziah Mr. Timothy J. Kleinsmith Klondike Pizza, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Klostermann Ms. Eleanor M. Klostermann Mr. and Mrs. Len W. Knight Mr. David J. Knox Ms. Darlene V. Krouse Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kvek Mr. and Mrs. Franklin F. Laemmlen Mr. James H. Laflin Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Lamont Alicia T. Lane Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Lange Kim M. Laplante Patti M. LaPointe Sofia Lariz Mrs. Margaret T. Larrabee Agnes Larsen Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Lavagnino Lee Central Coast Newspapers Mrs. Patricia M. Leine Helen A. Lesuer Mr. and Mrs. Wayne E. Leutloff Mr. Royce Lewellen and Dr. Ann Foxworthy Lewellen Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lewis Janet F. Leyden Kathleen A. Lienemann Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lloyd Mrs. Margaret K. Loder Dr. and Mrs. Suresh C. Lodha Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Lombardi Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lopez, Sr. Mr. Jeffrey Lopez Lori’s Gifts Ms. Emma Lucas Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Luther Ms. Bonnie Lynam, RNFA Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Macias Mr. and Mrs. Michael MacLean Dr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Madjedi Kaleb C. Madrid Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Magazino Mr. and Mrs. Arwin L. Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Mahoney Main Street Shell Services First Place Paul M. Cook, M.D. Low Gross Award winners, the Rabobank foursome took the top spot at the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation’s 24th Annual Leland “Butch” Simas and Felix Fly, M.D. Memorial Golf Tournament. Pictured from left, Joe Diefenderfer, Matt Richardson, Steve Harding and Bill Racine. Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Majewski Laurie Majewski Mrs. Edythe M. Major Trisha Makimoto Mr. and Mrs. Juliano L. Manalo Leland Mann Magdalena M. Maratas Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. March Mr. and Mrs. Eduardo P. Marcos Mr. and Mrs. George W. Marcum Ms. Kathryn A. Marcum Marian Convent Sisters of St. Francis Marian Mullin Hancock Charitable Trust Marian Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Marian Regional Medical Center Medical Staff Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Markline Ms. Barbara L. Markstone Mr. and Mrs. William Marsalek Mrs. Marjorie C. Martin Richard J. Martin, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Ron R. Martin Juan Martinez Mr. Oscar G. Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Tom B. Martinez Dr. and Mrs. James B. Mase Mr. and Mrs. Russell R. Mathews Sachiko D. Matsuda Ms. Beverly J. Matthew Mr. Raymond N. Mayer Mr. Robert W. McAllister Mrs. Sharon A. McConnell Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. McCormack Mrs. June A. McCune Ms. Bernadine A. McDaniel Mr. and Ms. Ronald P. McEvoy Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. McGuire Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. McIntire Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. McIntosh Mrs. Betty J. McKibben Mr. and Mrs. Victor N. McLaughlin Mrs. Joan R. McNamara Ms. Florentina Medellin Medtronic, Inc. Carmen C. Mendoza Mr. and Mrs. Moises V. Mendoza Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Meraviglia Miranda Meza Mr. Joe J. Mickels Naomi R. Mier Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Craig Miller Mr. Kenneth J. Millington Jean F. Minzenberg Andrea F. Miranda Mission Linen Supply Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Mitchell Ms. Tomiko Miyamoto Ms. Debra A. Mockler-Young Monarch Dunes Golf Course Ms. Sharon A. Moore The Moorehead Family Trust Linda Mora Barbara M. Moreau Mrs. Estelle M. Moreland Marshand Moreno Morgan Stanley Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morris Mr. William G. Morton Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Moss 29 Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Pike Mr. Joseph A. Piliero Mr. and Mrs. Alain Pincot Mary S. Pinoli Arlene Pinon Pioneer Valley High School ASTRA Program Plantel Nurseries, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Polley Mrs. Lois A. Poltl Ms. Violet J. Ponza Mr. and Mrs. Richard Porterfield Mr. and Mrs. Troy D. Powell Ms. Larue L. Prate Ms. Edith Q. Pray Marie W. Price Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Priddy Dr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Pritchett Dr. and Mrs. Jon W. Propst Emma Proroczok The Fourth Annual Swiss Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, June 29 at the Rancho Maria Golf Course. Over $10,000 was raised in memory of Sam Manos, “The BBQ King,” to benefit Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center. Dr. and Mrs. Brian C. Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Albert V. Rodrigues Mrs. Yolanda I. Rodrigues Ms. Patricia M. Rodriguez Mr. and Mrs. Jose Rojas Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Rojas Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Rose Rosemary Hancock Smurr Trust Rotary Club of Nipomo Rotary Club of Santa Maria Mr. John A. Roth Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rozeira, Jr. Ms. Eloise M. Ruiz Ms. Lucia Ruiz Mr. Clarence L. Rusconi Mrs. Angela Rutigliano Mr. and Mrs. Leon H. Sagun Mr. and Mrs. Dale A. Saiger Salas, Inc. Ms. Ramona Salazar Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Salazar Mary Salinas Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Salling Mr. and Mrs. Homer B. Sanchez San Luis Diagnostic Center Santa Barbara Foundation Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union Santa Maria Digestive Diagnostic Center Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538 Santa Maria Kennel Club Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Santillan Alba A. Santos SA Wynn Transcription Service Scentsy Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schafer Mr. and Mrs. Steve Schiber Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Schmidt, Jr. Mrs. Marilyn R. Schobel Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schobel Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Schroeder Dr. and Mrs. Albert L. Schultz, Jr. Ms. Carol L. Schulz Mr. and Mrs. Dale R. Schumacher Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Sears SeaStar Enterprises Mr. and Mrs. Raul Segura, Sr. Mr. Stanley P. Shaner Drs. Joseph and Annelie Purdy Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Pybas Rabobank, N.A. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Raffanello Mrs. Nemesia T. Ramelb Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rampenthal Rancho Maria Golf Club, Inc. Rancho Sisquoc Winery Amalia C. Rea Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Reade Veroneka Reade Mr. and Mrs. William J. Redden Red Dog Management, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Redman Ms. Linda A. Reed Mr. and Mrs. Dan J. Reeves Mrs. Carol J. Reiner Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Reitmeyer Ramona M. Reyes Mr. and Mrs. William R. Reynard Ms. Sandra A. Ricca Matt Richardson Mrs. Mildred F. Riewald Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Righetti Mr. and Mrs. Billy R. Rinehart Mr. and Mrs. Gerhardt R. Rinke Ms. Pamela S. Rittman Riverbench, LLC Mr. and Mrs. James R. Robbins Mr. John N. Roberts Barbara J. Robertson Sandra Mugg Mr. Eric M. Munro Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Murray NAACP Dr. and Mrs. Igor J. Nastaskin Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Naugle Sister Antoinette Navarro, OSF Mrs. Yolanda M. Neitzke Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Neuhauser Mr. Clifford E. Newbold Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Nguyen Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Nicoll Ms. Frances Norris North China Restaurant Mr. Wayne L. Northrup Angela Novoa Drs. David and Mary Oates Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ogden Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Olivera, Jr. Olivera Properties LLC Orcutt Library Original Roadhouse Grill Mr. and Mrs. Javier C. Orozco Mr. and Mrs. Jose R. Orozco Ms. Julia M. Orr Mrs. Elizabeth J. Oryall Frank Osborne Mary L. Oswald Mr. and Mrs. Marc Owens Mr. and Mrs. Everett L. Pachner Pacific Petroleum California, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Padilla Nancy M. Paine Palacios Architects Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Paravato Ms. Melissa H. Park Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Parrish Mrs. Roberta L. Parsley Mr. Richard J. Pastirchak Don C. Pathirage Jami O. Patton Ms. Dawn Paul Frances M. Pedersen Mr. and Mrs. Steven Pedersen Mr. and Mrs. Gregory B. Pedigo Mr. and Mrs. John H. 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Stanley STAR Physical Therapy of Santa Maria Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Steis Mrs. Phoebe L. Steveson Jason A. Stewart Ms. Mae E. Stewart Mrs. Nancy Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Stitt Mr. and Mrs. Monte Stone Ms. Dorothy T. Stork Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stransky Mr. and Mrs. Amos L. Strawhun John T. Strawn Mr. and Mrs. Lester M. Strong Sister Catherine Sullivan and Sister Regine Donner Ms. Kathleen K. Sullivan Ms. Kathleen M. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Bruce K. Summers Mr. and Mrs. Raynaldo G. Suniga Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Sutter Mr. and Mrs. David C. Swann Mr. and Mrs. Michael V. Swann Dr. and Mrs. James P. Sweeney Mrs. Sue J. Sword Sally J. Symonds Mr. Benjamin R. Tabar Euchi T. Takagi Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Talleur Dr. and Mrs. Himat G. Tank James C. Taylor Robert J. Teaford, M.D. Ms. Lillian J. Teran Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Thayer Amalia Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Jewell W. Thomas Dr. and Mrs. John W. Thomas Ms. Joan A. 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Ziemba, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Keith N. Zurek IN MEMORIAM OR IN CELEBRATION GIFTS Memorial gifts honor a loved one who has passed away. Gifts in celebration honor friends, relatives and colleagues on special occasions. . The contributions acknowledged here were received between November 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. In Memory of Clinton F. Asmussen Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Asmussen Mr. and Mrs. Wesley G. Asmussen Mr. and Mrs. Irwin E. Branquinho Mr. and Mrs. James R. Brass Brumit Diesel, Inc. Ms. Kathleen G. Langenbeck Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Ott Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Porter Mr. Ronald E. Root SM Tire TriCal, Inc. In Memory of Glenna L. Barenchi Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Dort Mr. and Mrs. Phillip W. Goble Rose Gottlieb Mr. and Mrs. Rodney F. Matye Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. O’Neill Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Park Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Patton In Memory of Fredrick A. Barenchi Mr. and Mrs. James Ramos Mr. and Mrs. James W. Snodgrass Wendy L. Terrell Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Washbish 31 In Memory of Patricia Cardoza Newcomers Club of Santa Maria Valley In Memory of Ann Cermak Ms. Joann A. Cermak Mrs. Shirley E. Cobb Mrs. Kathleen J. Jones Lompoc Lodge No. 57 Knights of Pythias Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Williams In Memory of Margaret In Memory of Donald J. Chambers Mr. and Mrs. David T. Barker In Memory of Val Charn Louise F. Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Elliot In Memory of Marilyn Clay Kenneth L. Clay, M.D. Javier Cruz, pictured with Debra Scholar, Pediatric Assistant Nurse Manager, receives a Dr. Seuss book with matching plush toy from the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. Kohl’s sells kid-friendly cause merchandise, with 100 percent of the net profit donated to support kids health and education initiatives in our community and communities nationwide. Proceeds from this Kohl’s program fund Marian outreach programs teaching healthy nutrition and fitness to underserved children. M. Eberhard Mr. and Mrs. Clifford E. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blough Mr. and Mrs. John A. Geraghty Mr. and Mrs. Morris E. Goatley Mr. and Mrs. Keith P. Natzke Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ozzimo Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Quigley Mrs. Vera A. Simmons Mr. and Mrs. James E. White In Memory of Mary Eberle In Memory of Bettie Clough Sue Rutledge In Memory of Terry S. Cole Mr. and Mrs. Dave Jellison Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Kelsey In Memory of Ruth Egan Mr. and Mrs. James Ramos Mr. and Mrs. James W. Snodgrass Mr. and Mrs. James Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Tognazzini Mr. and Mrs. Randall L. Tognazzini Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Washbish In Memory of John J. Barlogio, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. James G. Battles, Jr. In Memory of Lois Begg Ms. Patricia G. Caird Ms. Mary J. Hollinger In Memory of Albert P. Benoit Mrs. Arleen Parks Mary J. Trettevik In Memory of Myron Bettencourt Mrs. Helen F. Bright Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Gomes Mr. and Mrs. Gerald V. Teixeira In Memory of Nadine E. Bondurant Priscilla Fellows Mrs. Floris B. Walter In Memory of Jim G. 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Hamilton Mr. Jerre L. Hutchins Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Robertson Mr. and Mrs. William J. Sobczak Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Stadnick Mr. and Mrs. Douglas G. Terry Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler C. Wardrip In Memory of Mary E. Landrum Ms. Marjorie L. Chandler In Memory of Loretta A. Lara Connie M. Fineschi Liz Hatch Mrs. Helen K. Kawaguchi Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. King Rebecca J. Sainz Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, LLC Mr. George C. Webster, II Effie C. Yamano In Memory of Terry L. Leatham Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Griffin L. Lizarraga Mrs. Carol A. Chambers In Memory of Concha B. Lopez Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Baldiviez In Memory of Leona R. Love Mr. and Mrs. James Hartle In Memory of Don Luttman Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dvorak Ms. Evelyn M. Donati In Memory of Marion Mehl In Memory of Lorita K. Luttman Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dvorak In Memory of Glenna J. Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Gerald V. Teixeira In Memory of Sarah L. Mainini Doris L. Brolio Newcomers Club of Santa Maria Valley Mrs. Flora M. Smith In Memory of Betty J. Maple Ms. Marianne Cebulski Mr. Konrad Jones Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. Miner Ms. Karen S. Santoro Mr. Kenneth D. Sharp Mr. and Mrs. William E. Sharp Mr. and Mrs. Stuart J. Shelley In Memory of Regina Marcellini Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Basile Mr. and Mrs. Lou Brush Vini Mara Ms. Myrna Maraviglia Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Paul Ms. Lydia A. Trumbull In Memory of Maxine Markota Mr. and Mrs. William D. Amstutz Mr. and Mrs. James W. Bird Mr. and Mrs. George M. Lauterbach In Memory of Doris Metz Quinn Company Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Shiffrar In Memory of Suzanne D. Miano Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bisho Mr. and Mrs. Patrick E. Brickey Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Brickey Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hoffman Mr. James E. Italiano Juan Ms. Bernadine A. Neil Mr. and Mrs. Anthony G. Palmeri Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Palmeri Anne Priestman Mr. and Mrs. Kirk D. Spry Mr. Alan Tuck Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wick Ms. Patricia M. Wiltse Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Ziemba In Memory of Ruth Milburn Helen Stone In Memory of Ruth A. Mills Ms. Ann Baker In Memory of Gilbert L. Mougeotte Pamela S. Mougeotte Inspired by the troop’s co-leader, who has been battling breast cancer, members of Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast Troops 50187 and 50149 donated $400 along with Girl Scout cookies and homemade breast cancer pins for the enjoyment of patients at Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burns 33 In Memory of Dean Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Larsh Mr. and Mrs. Dan J. Reeves In Memory of H. O. Nelson, M.D. Ernest W. Degasparis Family Trust In Memory of Elizabeth A. Newark Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Barca Mr. Bob Barnes and Mrs. Judith Bartel Mr. and Mrs. James G. Battles, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Bonetto Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Cossa, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Victor A. Diamond Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Donati Ms. Evelyn M. Donati Mrs. Mae Dutra Mr. and Mrs. John M. Gagarin Mr. and Mrs. Everett B. Johnson Mrs. Rosalie Minetti Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ozzimo Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Porter Ms. Susan Rubel Mr. and Mrs. William J. Saladin Mr. and Mrs. David W. Stamey Mrs. Sue J. Sword Mr. and Mrs. Robert Torres Mr. and Mrs. Steven F. Will Lapp, Fatch, Myers & Gallagher Accountants Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Moss Mrs. Lela M. Souza Mrs. Charlotte Wellenkamp In Memory of Frank H. Nunez Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Ziemba In Memory of Paul Nunez Ms. Julie Hernandez In Memory of Gene Olivera Ms. Frances A. Walker In Memory of The Sandy Hill Elementary Victims Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sexton In Memory of Henry S. Telleria Kathleen M. Telleria In Memory of Mary Telleria In Memory of Ardis E. Scotti Marla A. Ziemba Kathleen M. Telleria In Memory of Judith Turk In Memory of Adelina Silva Mr. Joe D. Silva In Memory of Mary J. Silva Ms. Mary D. Azevedo D.E.S. Club of Santa Maria Valley In Memory of Robert W. Smith Mr. Bob Barnes and Mrs. Judith A. Bartel Mr. and Mrs. James G. Battles, Jr. Ms. Ann Blair Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Bonetto Mrs. Helen F. Brannon Mr. and Mrs. Irwin E. Branquinho Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Colli Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Cossa, Jr. East Donovan Lanes Mr. and Mrs. Dan T. Iriyama Mr. and Mrs. Burton R. Parsons Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pogue Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Porter Mrs. Helen A. Rose Mrs. Olivia L. Tonascia In Memory of Antonia Uribe Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Espinoza In Memory of Peter Vallozza Mrs. Shirley E. Cobb Mrs. Helen E. Silva In Memory of Annie G. Viegas Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Gomes In Memory of Christine F. Voyce Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Ziemba In Memory of Leslie E. Vrieze Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Bacon Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Del Re Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Franzen Mr. and Mrs. David G. Hayes Carole Wilder In Memory of Richard B. Watson Mrs. Kathleen J. Jones In Memory of Loretta White Mr. and Mrs. George M. Lauterbach In Memory of Viola M. Oxrider Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Evey Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Jones Santa Maria Lawn Bowling Club In Memory of Frances M. Pardini Mrs. Helen F. Bright Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cruz Hampton Farming Company, Inc. Mr. Robert W. Levinson In Memory of Dale L. Sorenson Mrs. Dolores B. Malinowski In Memory of Earl E. Souza In Memory of Wayne Perry Mrs. Helen E. Silva Mr. and Mrs. John F. Adam, Jr. In Memory of Billy V. Starr In Memory of Bertha Pinon Yolanda Daugherty Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Starr In Memory of Doris S. Stephens In Memory of Barbara Podlesni Mrs. Viola B. McCoy In Memory of Joseph Prandini Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dolan Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sexton In Memory of Betty Lou Teixeira Ms. Mary D. Azevedo Mr. and Mrs. James G. Battles, Jr. Mrs. Lorraine M. Bewley Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Caroni Mr. and Mrs. Victor A. Diamond Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Dias Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Donati Elva J. Hohe Mrs. Kathleen J. Jones Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory Mrs. Rosalie Minetti Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Moss Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Polley Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Quaresma, Sr. Mrs. Helen E. Silva Mrs. Lela M. Souza Mrs. Charlotte Wellenkamp In Memory of Charles J. Newman Mrs. Sue J. Sword In Memory of Harry E. Nichol Mr. and Mrs. Eugene R. Bright Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Bullock Mr. and Mrs. Jelmer Dorreboom Ms. Patricia L. Munro Maureen A. Mahoney In Memory of Ronald E. Rayner Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Diyorio Mrs. Mary L. Rabska In Memory of Connie Razo Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Razo In Memory of Joe Rina In Memory of James O. Nixon Mr. and Mrs. Lee J. Kroenke Robertson-Bryan, Inc. In Memory of Ethel Novo Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Caroni Mr. Fred A. Donati Mrs. Kathleen J. Jones Mrs. Betty Rina In Memory of Tom Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Russ Zink In Memory of Roy Rose Christopher Rose 34 In Memory of John L. Young Mr. and Mrs. Alan Claycamp Mr. and Mrs. Phillip W. Goble Mr. and Mrs. Roy Howard Mr. and Mrs. Curtis J. Tunnell In Honor of Sister Janet Corcoran, OSF Mr. Dante E. Tognazzi, Jr. In Honor of Todd M. Erickson, M.D. Mr. Richard C. Erickson In Honor of Deborah A. Schobel Mr. and Mrs. Harold Krause In Honor of Kimberly Streker In Honor of Team End Cancer Now Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Dennis In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Olivera, Jr. Ernest W. Degasparis Family Trust In Honor of Deborah Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Parsons In Honor of Sue J. Sword Mr. and Mrs. John Gherini In Honor of Patricia Weekley Mr. Bill M. Price In Honor of Mary Cronan Mr. and Mrs. Jim Spallino A. Rothanzl Mr. and Mrs. Michael Follett LI G HT U P A LI FE Santa Maria Celebration Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 PM First United Methodist Church 311 S. Broadway, Santa Maria For more information, please call the Marian Foundation at 805.739.3595. The individuals listed on these pages contributed in honor or in memory of a loved one to the Light Up a Life tree lighting ceremony in 2012 to benefit Marian Hospice. Mrs. Jeanie C. Ader Eloise C. Aguillon Reba J. Alger Catherine J. Alsup Ms. Anna Artiaga Dr. and Mrs. Muthiyaliah Y. Babu Anthony E. Baca Glenna L. Barenchi Mr. Bob Barnes and Mrs. Judith Bartel Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bendele Rita Benton Mr. and Mrs. Tony A. Bettencourt Bobbie Biely and Gail Craine Audrey H. Bowman Richard J. Boyle Mr. William A. Bracamonte Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Brannon Mrs. Anita L. Brogdon Jack Brown Shirley C. Bryant Pamela Burke Ms. Rita A. Calvert Ann H. Cameron Bernadett N. Cano Mr. and Mrs. David Careaga Ofelia Carriedo Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Carriel Nevart Carroll Marcella M. Carty Ms. Joann A. Cermak Mr. and Mrs. Alex G. Chavez Anna C. Compton Eleanor Jane Conley Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cordero Mr. and Mrs. Anthony W. Cossa, Jr. Mrs. Betty G. Cossa Mr. Peter J. De Kluyver Emily A. De Young Mrs. Jean Denmun Joyce L. Dezellem Vanette Diaz Mrs. Gloria F. Dickey Mr. and Mrs. Eugene W. Dicus H. Eileen Dohl Elizabeth Douglas Rosalie C. Dowty Ria Drahmann Mr. and Mrs. Barney Eames Debbie Esselstrom Mr. Leroy C. Facciani 35 Sister Pius Fahlstrom, OSF Mr. and Mrs. Helmut W. Figge Michael W. Filipponi Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Flores Peggy Flynn Gayle K. Ford Mr. and Mrs. Barry A. Fredieu Muriel E. Gade Joan Garcia Merilyn L. Garcin Mrs. Betty M. Gillette Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon R. Green Mrs. Maxine M. Grgich Mrs. Agnes S. Grogan Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Grogan Mr. and Mrs. James A. Guggia Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Guida Jeanette M. Harelson Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hassett Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm G. Hearne Mr. Lewis H. Height, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Heinzler Nancy P. Hight Istar Holliday Mrs. Linda A. Holt Mr. William E. Hord Mrs. Grace W. Houlihan Fran Hutchinson Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ibsen Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Jaquez Diane M. Johnson Grace A. Kalal Sarah B. Keane Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Kee Catharine Keene Mr. and Mrs. John J. Killpack Ms. Helen King Margaret A. King Mrs. Lois A. Kiser Ms. Elizabeth A. Koster Marjorie J. Kraft Mr. Peter G. Krynak Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Kurz Dr. Paul R. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Werner E. Leo Mrs. Alice A. Liechti Mrs. Margaret K. Loder Mrs. Anita S. Loredo Mrs. Florence J. Lormans Dr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Lossing Mrs. Judith A. Lundberg Jean M. Mackenzie Mrs. Norrine A. Madson Mrs. Claire C. Magee Maureen A. Mahoney Vivian Malicdem Peggi Martinez-Arnold Ms. Andrea M. Mather Mr. and Ms. Ronald P. McEvoy Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. McIntosh Mrs. Betty J. McKibben Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. McKinsey Mr. and Mrs. Victor N. McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Steve McMillan Tasha Mendez Mary C. Middleton Frances C. Montoya Mr. and Mrs. William A. Moses Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Mrozek Mr. and Mrs. William F. Munoz James E. Neuschwander Mrs. Isabel Z. Noriega Bill Novak Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Okerblom Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Olivera, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Javier C. Orozco Mr. and Mrs. Steven Pedersen Frances M. Pedersen Mr. and Mrs. Gregory B. Pedigo Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Pennington Ms. Leonore C. Penny Mrs. Kathrin S. Pereira Mr. Manuel V. Pereira Mr. and Mrs. Tom Prevost Mary H. Quandt Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Quaresma, Sr. Ralph J. Quinn, Jr. Tami Rabska Melva B. Ragadio Mr. and Mrs. James Ramos Ms. Sandra A. Ricca Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Roady Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Rodriguez Mrs. Margaret A. Rowell Mr. and Mrs. Al Sanchez Mr. and Mrs. Leroy C. Sauer Mr. Eugene L. Schaefer Junivere Schwindler Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Selken Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sexton Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sheehy Mrs. Sally C. Sheehy Richard L. Sherman Sharon M. Silveira Mrs. Dolores L. Simon Sharon L. Simundson Sisters of St. Francis Provincial Business Catherine G. Smith Mrs. Shigeko Smith Irene Soderquist Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stone Ms. Kathleen M. Sullivan Linda Sullivan Marguerite M. Swain Mrs. Sue J. Sword Sally J. Symonds Ms. Judith M. Tani Mrs. Mary D. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Gerald C. Tinney Sherrie J. Todd Jacqueline Toler Mrs. Yatsue D. Tomooka Mrs. Edna C. Torres Mrs. Suzanne F. Tosti Mrs. Patricia Toubbeh Mr. Al Quod and Mrs. Karen Trapp Elizabeth J. Van Berckelaer Sharon Veith Carlota Villalobos Ramona J. Villanueva Mr. and Mrs. John C. Walk Ms. Frances A. Walker Alberta F. Walls Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wick Mrs. Anne J. Will Mr. and Mrs. Steven F. Will Linda M. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Lee R. Wise Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Zachrich Marla A. Ziemba Susan E. Ziemba, M.D. Sophie M. Zydron 36 TH E J O U RN EY O F SAI NT FRAN CIS Saint Francis of Assisi has a special place in Marian Regional Medical Center (Marian) history. Saint Francis is the patron of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Marian’s founding sponsors. He is known as the model of brotherly love for all creation—a model that all members of the Marian family commit to model in our human compassion and kindness for all we serve. This summer a special Francis was welcomed to the Marian campus thanks to the generosity of the Robert and Marcia Ibsen family, and to the vision of Sister Patricia Rayburn, OSF, Provincial Minister for the Sisters of Saint Francis. When the new hospital was nearing completion, the Sisters felt a Francis of some stature was called for against the large scale of the facility. In Sister Pat’s words, “A Francis that is a comforting, healing presences to all who enter the campus.” A likeness that modeled the Saint Francis known to Gubio, Italy was selected. As the story goes, a fierce wolf was terrorizing the village of Gubio. Seeking out this wild wolf, Saint Francis approached him, quietly calling him, “Brother wolf” and gently tamed him to become a guardian and protector of the people of Gubio. Hence, the likeness of Saint Francis as guardian and protector to all patients, families and visitors entering Marian enjoy the peaceful welcome of his safe and comforting presence. This special Saint Francis was created by Reto Demetz of the Demetz Studio of Ortisei, Italy, an internationally recognized creator of religious art. The stone from which Francis was crafted was taken from the ranges of Carrara, Italy—the same region from which Michelangelo secured the marble he used to create his great works like the Pieta, now displayed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The creation of this likeness commenced in November of 2011 and was completed in June of 2012. He weighs 10, 150 pounds. He was transported by boat from Italy to Long Beach, California, and continued by ground transport to Santa Maria. He was placed at the entrance to the Marian campus on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The Ibsen Family provided the gift to create Saint Francis in honor of the Sisters of Saint Francis and their health care ministry at Marian Regional Medical Center. The Sisters, and all members of the Marian family extend their tremendous gratitude to Robert and Marcia Ibsen and Family for their friendship and support of Marian’s healing work. This beautiful likeness will forever serve as a comforting healing presence to all who enter the Marian campus. THE CONSTRUCTION OF ST. FRANCIS Artist Reto Demetz of the Demetz Studio of Ortisei, Italy shown with his wooden carving sitting atop the block of marble used to create Saint Francis. Sculpting of the carrera marble stone in progress as the likeness starts to emerge. Saint Francis near completion shown with the wooden carving used to guide the process. 37 A completed Saint Francis is prepared for the journey via boat to California. Saint Francis arrives on the Marian campus in his wooden crating. Saint Francis is removed from his protective shipping â€˜cocoon.â€™ Saint Francis is gingerly placed by crane upon his pedestal at the entrance to Marian Regional Medical Center. Charles J. Cova, Marian President and CEO speaks before a draped statue at the blessing and unveiling event for Marian employees physicians, volunteers and friends on July 24, 2013. 38 THAN K YO U TO O U R BOARD LEAD ERS FOUNDATION BOARD Al Schultz, M.D., Chair Rob Buchanan, Vice Chair Cynthia Schur, Secretary/ Treasurer Gregory Beebe Bill Burress, Past Chair Charles J. Cova, President & CEO Robert Dichmann, M.D. Sister Pius Fahlstrom, OSF Kevin Ferguson, M.D., President, Medical Staff Michael Galloway Marcy Ginkel Stephanie M. Grogan, Vice President, Philanthropy Angelica Gutierrez Laura Hoffman King Barbara Johnson Sofia Lariz Larry Lavagnino, Honorary Jodi Mrozek, Chair, Volunteer Council Mary Oates, M.D. Joe Olivera, Honorary Lauren Pincot Carol Reiner, Honorary Anne Rigali Jane Rooney Mary Spallino Sue Sword, Honorary Denise Valente Jeff York HOSPITAL COMMUNITY BOARD Mike McNulty, Chair Jacqueline Frederick, Esq., Vice Chair Rebecca Alarcio Lupe Alvarez, Esq. Todd D. Bailey, Jr., M.D. Sister Amy Bayley, RSM Peggy Blough Kathy Castello Charles J. Cova, President & CEO Terry Fibich, Secretary Steve Flood, D.D.S. Kevin L. Ferguson, M.D., President, Medical Staff Jonathan E. Fow, M.D., Chief of Staff Angelica Gutierrez Michael S. Hardy, Esq. Ernest Jones, M.D. Sister Sheral Marshall, OSF Vincent Martinez, Esq. Juan Reynoso, M.D. Sister Barbara Staats, OSF Kath Tompkins, AGCH Foundation Board Chair Al Schultz, M.D., MRMC Foundation Board Chair John F. Will PACIFIC CENTRAL COAST HEALTH CENTERS BOARD David Merlo Ruth Moran Sister Mary Louis Provo, OSF, Secretary/Treasurer Sister Jeanne Rollins, OSF Gene Alarcon, Chair Sister Pius Fahlstrom, OSF, Vice Chair Carrick Adam, M.D. Carolyn Baldiviez, D.D.S. Leo Corona Charles J. Cova, President & CEO Robert Freeman Patricia Gomez Sister Pius Fahlstrom, OSF, Chair Robert Moss, M.D., Vice Chair Sue Andersen, Vice President & CFO, Secretary/Treasurer Charles J. Cova, President & CEO Kevin Ferguson, M.D. MARIAN HEALTH SERVICES BOARD The Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation was established in 1982 to secure philanthropic support for Marian and the health care mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. 1400 East Church St Santa Maria, CA 93454 (805) 739-3595 supportmarianmedical.org Return Service Requested ÂŠMikkiPiperImaging