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. O U R CO RE SERVI CE VALU ES DIGNITY COLLABORATION JUSTICE STEWARDSHIP EXCELLENCE 2 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. 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 4 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. A Vision for the Future: Marian Heart Center Expansion Project 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. 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 1992 1996 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. When your life is on the line, minutes count. And Marian Regional Medical Center doesn’t miss a beat. 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. Marian opens a Chest Pain Emergency Center, a new specialized service of the Emergency Department. 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 2010 Marian Cardiac Rehabilitation Services earns accreditation and Marianâ€™s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services earns reaccreditation from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). 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.” 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 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, 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, 10 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 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 Tami Sonnabend, breast cancer survivor, pictured with her husband, Dr. Steven Sonnabend, and children, Noah and Hana. 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 diag- for a pony ride. I then carried her on my back into her room and nosed. After I began to lose my hair and experience fatigue due read her a bedtime story. I then crawled back to my room. to my chemotherapy treatments, it became apparent that Hanna was having trouble understanding and coping with my cancer Although for many this would not seem like an extraordinary mo- diagnosis. She also began to receive strange treatment from ment, but for my daughter and I it was extremely poignant. In this her classmates since cancer is not something five-year-olds are moment, I was able to provide some normalcy to her life. Hanna familiar with or understand. I knew my daughter was in a fragile later expressed to me that it was during this pony ride and bedtime state. Her whole world was changing at home and at school. Even story when she knew her mommy would be okay. our bedtime routine had changed and instead of me going into my son and daughter’s rooms to read bedtime stories, they were now As parents, we know that children’s fears are usually worse than coming to my bed. reality so talking to them about cancer was crucial to open the doors for communication and support. I am so thankful that I wanted nothing more than to reassure my children that their Marian Cancer Care and Mission Hope Cancer Center provided our mommy was going to fight this disease and that everything would family with the picture books and resources we needed to explain be okay. One evening when I was feeling especially fatigued, I my cancer battle to our children – their support truly helped all of us gathered up all my physical strength, and even though I could not through my journey. — Tami Sonnabend, breast cancer survivor 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 exception- 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 ally 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. 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. Dr. Jeffrey Wu, Radiation Oncologist, shown with the newest advancement in radiation therapy, the Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator at Mission Hope Cancer Center. “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. 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. 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. 14 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. 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. 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.” 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 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.” 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. 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.” 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 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. 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 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.” 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 her great admiration and respect for her longtime cardiologist, Dr. Ram K. Setty. 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 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.” 20 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. 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. 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 22 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). 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. 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 $ 60,000 Hospice program support for terminally ill patients and families Cornerstone Campaign $930,130 The Cornerstone Campaign raised $17 million to support building the new hospital Outreach Program $50,669 Health and nutrition programs for children at risk of juvenile diabetes 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 4:00 pm W i n e 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 and Hors D’oeuvres featuring the wines of Ca’ Del GreVino 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 Mr. and Mrs. John A. Eggert Mrs. Fern D. Eimon Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Elliot 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. 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. Mrs. Joni Gray 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. Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Grogan Mrs. Agnes S. Grogan Mr. and Mrs. James A. Guggia Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gummerman 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. Mr. and Mrs. Orrin P. Chase Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hammond Mr. and Mrs. David T. Clary Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hampton Billie L. Cline Mr. and Mrs. Randy L. Hermreck Mrs. Shirley E. Cobb Mr. Roger A. Herrmann Ms. Carolyn M. Concellos Mr. William E. Hord Mrs. Sylvia Connors Mr. and Mrs. Bennie B. Houston Ms. Dorothy H. Abel Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Bettiga Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Conway Mr. and Mrs. Jared M. Hurley Ms. Helen L. Anglin Mr. and Mrs. William S. Betz Mr. Jack D. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Hyosaka Mr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Avery Mrs. Madeline L. Bianchi Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cordero Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ibsen Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ms. Sarah L. Black Mr. and Mrs. Ron F. Cossa Emi Inouye Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blough Mr. and Mrs. John Costa Mr. and Mrs. Dave Jellison Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Baldwin Mrs. Nadine E. Bondurant Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Cova Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Barber Ms. Shirley M. Boydstun Mr. Kenneth D. Darby Mrs. Bernice Juretic Mrs. Solange L. Barrett Ms. Lois M. Bradford Mr. Peter J. De Kluyver Dr. and Mrs. Eruch N. Mr. Bob Barnes and Ms. Elaine P. Brownlee Mrs. Jean Denmun Mr. and Mrs. Harlan J. Burchardi Mr. Richard L. Depuy Mr. and Mrs. Stuart A. Bartleson Ms. Shirley Burke Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Ms. Johanna Beattie Mrs. Sarah E. Burns Ms. Joanne V. Beatty Mrs. Rita A. Calvert Ms. Elinore M. Diefenderfer Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. King Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Beebe Dr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dolan Mrs. Patricia L. Kirchhof Mr. and Mrs. Larry B. Bell Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Carmody Mr. Fred A. Donati Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Klempen Mr. and Mrs. George Mrs. Sandy M. Carty Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Dort Ms. Elizabeth Koster Mr. and Mrs. Joe Centeno Mr. and Mrs. Don D. Drenon, Jr. Mr. Peter G. Krynak Mrs. Patricia A. Chandler Mr. and Mrs. David A. Edwards Mrs. Margaret T. Larrabee E. Baldiviez Mrs. Judith Bartel S. Benford, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Berry P. Deschenes Karanjawala Mr. and Mrs. Rodney M. Kennison Ms. Helen King 25 Mr. and Mrs. Kam C. Leong Mrs. Lavern H. Myers Mr. and Mrs. Gerhardt R. Rinke Mr. and Mrs. Gerald V. Teixeira Mrs. Mary B. Leutloff Sister Antoinette Navarro, OSF Ms. Pamela S. Rittman Mr. and Mrs. Norman Teixeira Mr. and Mrs. Royce R. Lewellen Ms. Isabel Z. Noriega Mr. and Mrs. Carlos J. Riveron Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Thayer Mr. Patrick Lind Ms. Gabriela V. Novo Ms. Barbara J. Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Mrs. Margaret Loder Mr. John W. Oliver Mrs. Rosalie J. Roy Mr. and Mrs. Steve Loicano Mr. and Mrs. Joe Olivera, Jr. Ms. Susan Rubel Mr. Dante E. Tognazzi, Jr. Mr. Jerold R. Luis Dr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Ourieff Col. and Mrs. Robert L. Ruck, Sr. Mrs. Setsuye Tomooka Mrs. Judith A. Lundberg Mrs. Margaret M. Paden Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Rust Mrs. Yatsue D. Tomooka Mr. and Mrs. Francis K. Lyons Mr. and Mrs. Max J. Paschke Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sexton Toshiko Tomooka Ms. Jean M. Mackenzie Ms. Anastasia Paulsey Mrs. Anna Mae Sheehy Mr. and Mrs. Charles Travis Dr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Madjedi Mrs. Leonore C. Penny Mr. and Mrs. Keido Shimizu Mr. and Mrs. Bob D. Tuck Mr. and Mrs. George W. Marcum Mr. Manuel V. Pereira Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Shook Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Uyehara Mr. and Mrs. Victor M. Marin Drs. Alan and Andrea Edelman Mr. Joe D. Silva Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Viadella Ms. Andrea M. Mather Mr. Harold B. Phelps, Jr. Ms. Nettie J. Silva Mr. and Mrs. John C. Walk Ms. Beverly J. Matthew Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pollard Ms. Susan J. Silveira Ms. Frances A. Walker Mrs. Betty J. McKibben Mrs. Lois A. Poltl Mr. Steven Siri Mrs. Patricia Wells Mr. and Mrs. Victor Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Portman Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smith Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Wenger Drs. Joseph and Annelie Purdy Mr. and Mrs. Sam L. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wick Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ms. Phyllis Y. Wicks N. McLaughlin Ms. Ruth M. McMullen Mr. Peter E. Mehlschau W. Quigley H. Souza, Sr. M. Throndson Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Wilkins Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Craig Miller Ms. Janet Rajala Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Spry Ms. Eileen E. Will Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Moberg Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rampenthal Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Steis Mr. and Mrs. Steven F. Will Mr. and Mrs. William F. Moffatt Mr. and Mrs. William J. Redden Mrs. Doris S. Stephens Mrs. Anne J. Will Mr. and Mrs. William A. Moses Ms. Linda A. Reed Mrs. Kathleen M. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Lee R. Wise Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Moss Mr. William R. Reed, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David C. Swann Mrs. Dorothy E. Wittenauer Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Moss Mrs. Carol J. Reiner Mrs. Sue J. Sword Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Wyatt Mr. and Mrs. Tim I. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Randy Renfrow Mr. and Mrs. Pete J. Sysak Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Ziemba Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Myers Mr. and Mrs. William R. Reynard Mrs. Joanne Szumski 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 Mr. and Mrs. Miguel M. Alvarez Ms. Dorothy H. Abel American Medical Response Accents Salon Mr. and Mrs. William C. Amiot Gary Acosta Praful Anantani Paulina B. Acosta Mr. and Mrs. Manuel J. Anaya Mr. and Mrs. Leo Acquistapace Mr. and Mrs. Steve Andersen Addamo Bistro and Wine Bar Mr. and Mrs. James A. Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell A. Adler Mr. Paul Andrade Mrs. Pauline E. Ahlemann Mr. and Mrs. William A. Andrews Dr. Richard G. Ainley Anonymous A to Z Club Mr. Manuel Y. Barcelona Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Aja Anthem Blue Cross Margaret Atteberry Mrs. Solange L. Barrett Dr. and Mrs. Edward C. Alderete API Waste Services Mrs. Virginia A. Aubuchon Bob Barnes and Judith Bartel A Little Something Evelyn P. Aquino Mr. Stanley E. Aulabaugh Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bartlett ARAMARK Corporation Dr. and Mrs. Muthiyaliah Y. Babu Mrs. Elyse A. Battistella Ms. June R. Alldredge Isabel D. Armstrong Rosalie P. Baez Hinda Beaman Tamara S. Allen Ms. Ann Arnold Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Baldwin Mr. Tom J. Beaman Dora C. Almaguer Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Arone Mr. and Mrs. David Bangs Mr. and Mrs. James R. Beaver Crystal S. Alonso Ms. Anna Artiaga Ms. Norma Barajas Mrs. Vickie L. Beaver Mr. and Mrs. Lupe Alvarez Asia Market Ilona A. Baran, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Maynard E. Becker Flowers & Gifts 26 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. Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Bouquet 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 Consultants Central Coast Medical Oncology Corp. Central Coast Orthopedic Medical Group Central Coast Pathology Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Consultants, Inc. G. Brandenburg Ms. Joann A. Cermak Charles C. Brandt Mrs. Carol A. Chambers Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Change A Life Foundation E. Brickey Mr. and Mrs. Orrin P. Chase Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Brigham Mr. and Mrs. Juan M. Chavez Mrs. Helen F. Bright Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Choate Jane Bringley Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Brizzolara Christansen Mrs. Tommie L. Broussard Constance Chun Mr. William O. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Clark Mrs. Elaine P. Brownlee Ms. Lillian J. Clark Mr. and Mrs. John Brunello Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Clay Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clelland Pamela J. Buchanan CoastHills Federal Credit Union Patsy J. Buchanan Mrs. Shirley E. Cobb Mr. Brian Bullock Mr. David R. Cohen and Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Bunkelman 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. Central Coast Inpatient Mrs. Esther B. Ginsberg Mr. Edgar S. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Harlan J. Burchardi Mr. and Mrs. Billy Colli Dr. Samuel B. Burg Mr. and Mrs. Wayne R. Collins Mr. John H. Bushnell Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Como Byars Thompson Buchanan Ms. Carolyn M. Concellos Insurance & Financial Mr. Jack D. Cooper Services, LLC Mr. Jose S. Coria Hannah N. Byram Mr. and Mrs. Karl W. Corser, Jr. Mrs. Fe T. Cabanting Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Corvi Cabrillo High School Mrs. Betty G. Cossa Dr. and Mrs. Tad P. Callahan Mr. and Mrs. John Costa Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Campbell May M. Costa Mr. and Mrs. William Rhodonna H. Becker Joann K. Bickley Ms. Patricia G. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Beebe Mr. Gordon Bilodeau Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cardona Mr. and Mrs. Reynold C. Belding Mr. and Mrs. Aaron D. Bixby Bonnie J. Cardone Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Cova Dr. and Mrs. Gary S. Benedetti Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Black Mr. and Mrs. David Careaga Ms. Virginia B. Cox Mr. Phillip J. Benedetti Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Michelle M. Caretto Mr. Timothy M. Cramer Mr. Charles C. Carl Dr. and Mrs. Fred L. Crandall Blacklake Golf Resort Howard R. Carpenter Mr. John T. Crawford Henry Bergeron Mr. and Mrs. Rick W. Blaemire Shirley Carr Mr. Joseph L. Crotty, Sr. Craig S. Bernard Mr. William Bley Mr. and Mrs. Marlon C. Casabar Mr. and Mrs. Martin Cruz Mr. and Ms. Kenneth J. Berry Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blough Mrs. Rose C. Castaneda Mr. Ronaldo C. Cruz Romelia O. Berry Mr. John Bluthardt Dr. and Mrs. Paul H. Castello Cruzinâ€™ for Life Mr. Louis C. Bertsch Mr. Matthew P. Boland Rosario Y. Catayas Mr. and Mrs. Karl W. Cudworth Betteravia Farms Bonipak Produce Mr. and Mrs. Joe Centeno Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Dr. and Mrs. Samir N. Bhatt Juanita T. Bontempo Central Coast Cardiothoracic Mrs. Madeline L. Bianchi Mr. and Mrs. Milton J. Borik Mr. and Mrs. George S. Benford, Jr. C. Blackburn Surgical Associates E. Couey, Jr. L. Cunningham Dr. and Mrs. James D. Cusack 27 Cypress Ridge Golf Course Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Dries Mrs. Joan M. Foley Jordis A. Daigle Ms. Harleyetta C. Duke Mr. and Mrs. Myron D. Forbes Mr. and Mrs. Richard D’Amato Mr. Conrad S. Dyke Melissa Ford Dr. and Mrs. Ramanand East Donovan Lanes Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Forster Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Grennan Ms. Margaret J. Eaton Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. France Griffin Plumbing Inc. Ms. Mildred I. Daniels Mrs. Shirley A. Eckert Mr. and Mrs. Wayne D. Franklin Ms. Amanda F. Groce Mr. Kenneth D. Darby Ms. Joan C. Edwards Fraternal Order of Eagles Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Grogan Ms. Margie Darrow Edwin & Jeanne Woods C. Dandillaya Mr. and Mrs. Paulus F. De Bruin Family Foundation Auxiliary #1745 H. Greenawald Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Mrs. Agnes S. Grogan Mr. and Mrs. Wes D. Fuerch John H. Gross Mr. Peter J. De Kluyver Mr. and Mrs. John A. Eggert Ms. Lucy M. Furia Mr. and Mrs. Rick Grossman Mr. and Mrs. Salvador de la Torre Betty Ehret Mr. and Mrs. Jim J. Furuya Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Gruber Mr. Jesus De Luna Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Elliot Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mrs. Gloria H. Guhl Ms. Eva De Pedro Bruce H. Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mr. and Mrs. James F. W. DeGasparis Mr. and Mrs. Banaag B. DeGuzman Mr. Mark Delgado Bonnie Delkener D. Gagne, Sr. Ms. Louise Guillaume Dr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Galas Mr. Michael Gutierrez Mr. Phillip Gallegos Monica E. Guzman Mr. and Mrs. Karl Erhardt Mr. and Mrs. George Gallison Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hagen Donna G. Eschen Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Galloway Veolit B. Haifi Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Mr. Juan R. Galvan, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hajjar Gamerz Unlimited Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Haley Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ensminger, III Z. Espiritu Pauline J. DeMartin Mr. and Mrs. Enrique P. Estacio Mr. and Mrs. Roberto H. Gandola Mr. Clifford R. Dennell Lilia D. Estacio Lynda M. Gantt, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Dennett Irma S. Estrada Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert D. Garcia Mr. Stephen M. Haney Mr. and Mrs. John J. Denning Mrs. Maria M. Evans Robert Garcia Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Hannick Dennis Bethel & Associates, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Evans Garcia Dance Studio Donna J. Hanning Mohammed M. Diab Mr. Raymond P. Farney Mrs. Bonnie B. Gardner Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Hanselka Diagnostic Imaging Medical Nathaniel D. Fast Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Gaskill Gene C. Hanson John E. Faulkner Mr. and Mrs. Stanley R. Gass Cary D. Harbor Dr. and Mrs. Barry S. Feldman Mr. and Mrs. Bernardo Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hares Group of Santa Maria Diani Companies (Diani Ward Diani, LLC) Mr. Gerit L. Fenenga U. Gatchalian Halliburton Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert W. Harper Joseph R. Diefenderfer Ms. Patricia Feola German Club of Santa Maria Sharon K. Harris Dr. and Mrs. Paul L. DiModica Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Feragen Mr. and Mrs. Ronald T. Gesswein Dr. and Mrs. Alex T. Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Dixon Mr. and Mrs. Milo Ferini Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Getty Mr. Richard H. Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Diyorio Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ferini Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Gibilisco, Jr. Loueen Harsch Mr. and Mrs. Elmer L. Doane Mr. Robert T. Ferrence Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Gibson Terry Hashimoto The DocuTeam Jane M. Fesler Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Florenciano Mr. and Mrs. Bill M. Finley Mr. Malvin H. Giddings, II Healthcare Financial David Fisher Mrs. Betty M. Gillette Mr. Rande Downer Honor Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mr. and Mrs. Don D. Drenon, Jr. Benjamin M. Flores Dominguez 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 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. 28 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. and Mrs. Javier P. Gonzalez Mr. Gene F. Hershberger Mr. Raymundo A. Gonzalez, Jr. Mrs. Carolyn L. Hicks Ms. Margaret K. Gooding Mr. and Mrs. Dale E. Hill Mr. and Mrs. Marlin K. Gotchal Ellen Hill Yael Gott Mrs. Helen L. Hill Ms. Lieselotte Graeser Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hirsch Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hitching Post Restaurant Mrs. Victoria M. Hodam Mr. Charles T. Kirkpatrick Mr. and Mrs. Calvin J. Hoffman Mrs. Lois A. Kiser Mr. and Mrs. Dennis C. Hoffman Ms. Georgia O. Kizziah Mr. and Mrs. Burton H. Holaday Mr. Timothy J. Kleinsmith Sandra C. Holland Klondike Pizza, Inc. Ms. Margaret M. Holler Mr. and Mrs. Robert Susan R. Holt P. Klostermann Ms. Catherine F. Holtz Ms. Eleanor M. Klostermann Home Motors Chevrolet Mr. and Mrs. Len W. Knight Mr. William E. Hord Mr. David J. Knox Mrs. Grace W. Houlihan Ms. Darlene V. Krouse Mr. and Mrs. Bennie B. Houston Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kvek Mr. Dave Hovde Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Tammy L. Hudgins F. Laemmlen 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. Kenneth E. Huff Mr. James H. Laflin Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Majewski Ms. Bernadine A. McDaniel Priscilla H. Hurst Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Lamont Laurie Majewski Mr. and Ms. Ronald P. McEvoy Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Hyosaka Alicia T. Lane Mrs. Edythe M. Major Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. McGuire Mr. and Mrs. Arturo R. Iglesias Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Lange Trisha Makimoto Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. McIntire Mrs. Marion M. Ikeda Kim M. Laplante Mr. and Mrs. Juliano L. Manalo Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mr. Stanley I. Imanaka Patti M. LaPointe Leland Mann Ms. Carina Y. Inay Sofia Lariz Magdalena M. Maratas Mrs. Betty J. McKibben Industrial Medical Group Mrs. Margaret T. Larrabee Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. March Mr. and Mrs. Victor Agnes Larsen Mr. and Mrs. Eduardo P. Marcos Emi Inouye Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Lavagnino Mr. and Mrs. George W. Marcum Mrs. Joan R. McNamara Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Ivora Lee Central Coast Newspapers Ms. Kathryn A. Marcum Ms. Florentina Medellin Jack’s Family Restaurant Mrs. Patricia M. Leine Marian Convent Sisters Medtronic, Inc. Joseph D. Jackson Helen A. Lesuer Ruth Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Wayne E. Leutloff Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. James Mr. Royce Lewellen and Dr. of Santa Maria Valley Dr. and Mrs. Hillel K. Janai Ann Foxworthy Lewellen of St. Francis Marian Mullin Hancock Charitable Trust Marian Regional Medical N. McLaughlin Carmen C. Mendoza Mr. and Mrs. Moises V. Mendoza Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Meraviglia Mrs. Grace M. Jarvis Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lewis J.F. Will Company, Inc. Janet F. Leyden Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Johnson Kathleen A. Lienemann Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lloyd Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Markline Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Craig Miller Mr. and Mrs. Everett B. Johnson Mrs. Margaret K. Loder Ms. Barbara L. Markstone Mr. Kenneth J. Millington Mrs. Pamela A. Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Suresh C. Lodha Mr. and Mrs. William Marsalek Jean F. Minzenberg Mr. and Mrs. W. Carter Jones Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Mrs. Marjorie C. Martin Andrea F. Miranda Ms. Rose E. Juneau Marian Regional Medical Center Medical Staff Miranda Meza Mr. Joe J. Mickels Naomi R. Mier Richard J. Martin, M.D. Mission Linen Supply Mark C. Juretic, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lopez, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Ron R. Martin Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Mitchell Mrs. Grace C. Kadota Mr. Jeffrey Lopez Juan Martinez Ms. Tomiko Miyamoto Mr. and Mrs. Toshio Kamo Lori’s Gifts Mr. Oscar G. Martinez Ms. Debra A. Mockler-Young Jasmine O. Kang Ms. Emma Lucas Mr. and Mrs. Tom B. Martinez Monarch Dunes Golf Course Karamitsos And Wiltchik A Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Luther Dr. and Mrs. James B. Mase Ms. Sharon A. Moore Ms. Bonnie Lynam, RNFA Mr. and Mrs. Russell R. Mathews The Moorehead Family Trust Dr. and Mrs. James C. Kasper Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Macias Sachiko D. Matsuda Linda Mora Kay’s Country Kitchen Mr. and Mrs. Michael MacLean Ms. Beverly J. Matthew Barbara M. Moreau Thomas D. Kelly Dr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Madjedi Mr. Raymond N. Mayer Mrs. Estelle M. Moreland Ms. Barbara L. Kendall Kaleb C. Madrid Mr. Robert W. McAllister Marshand Moreno Jean Kenton Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Magazino Mrs. Sharon A. McConnell Morgan Stanley Julie Kerhulas Mr. and Mrs. Arwin L. Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morris Mr. and Mrs. John J. Killpack Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Mahoney Ms. Helen King Main Street Shell Services Medical Corporation P. Lombardi Center Auxiliary F. McIntosh J. McCormack Mrs. June A. McCune Mr. William G. Morton Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Moss 29 Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Pike Dr. and Mrs. Brian C. Robertson Mr. Joseph A. Piliero Mr. and Mrs. Albert V. Rodrigues Mr. and Mrs. Alain Pincot Mrs. Yolanda I. Rodrigues Mary S. Pinoli Ms. Patricia M. Rodriguez Arlene Pinon Mr. and Mrs. Jose Rojas Pioneer Valley High School Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Rojas ASTRA Program 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. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Rose Plantel Nurseries, Inc. Rosemary Hancock Smurr Trust Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Polley Rotary Club of Nipomo Mrs. Lois A. Poltl Rotary Club of Santa Maria Ms. Violet J. Ponza Mr. John A. Roth Mr. and Mrs. Richard Porterfield Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rozeira, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Troy D. Powell Ms. Eloise M. Ruiz Ms. Larue L. Prate Ms. Lucia Ruiz Ms. Edith Q. Pray Mr. Clarence L. Rusconi Marie W. Price Mrs. Angela Rutigliano Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Priddy Mr. and Mrs. Leon H. Sagun Dr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Pritchett Mr. and Mrs. Dale A. Saiger Dr. and Mrs. Jon W. Propst Salas, Inc. Emma Proroczok Ms. Ramona Salazar Drs. Joseph and Annelie Purdy Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Salazar Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Pybas Mary Salinas Rabobank, N.A. Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Salling Sandra Mugg Mary L. Oswald Mr. and Mrs. Michael Raffanello Mr. and Mrs. Homer B. Sanchez Mr. Eric M. Munro Mr. and Mrs. Marc Owens Mrs. Nemesia T. Ramelb San Luis Diagnostic Center Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Murray Mr. and Mrs. Everett L. 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Patton Mrs. Carol J. Reiner Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schafer North China Restaurant Ms. Dawn Paul Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mr. and Mrs. Steve Schiber Mr. Wayne L. Northrup Frances M. Pedersen Angela Novoa Mr. and Mrs. Steven Pedersen Ramona M. Reyes Drs. David and Mary Oates Mr. and Mrs. Gregory B. Pedigo Mr. and Mrs. William R. Reynard Mrs. Marilyn R. Schobel Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ogden Mr. and Mrs. John H. Penner Ms. Sandra A. Ricca Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schobel Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mr. and Mrs. Edward Matt Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Neuhauser A. Olivera, Jr. J. Pennington R. Reitmeyer Mrs. Mildred F. Riewald Federal Credit Union Santa Maria Digestive Diagnostic Center Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Schmidt, Jr. R. Schroeder Olivera Properties LLC Mrs. Kathrin S. Pereira Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Righetti Dr. and Mrs. Albert L. Schultz, Jr. Orcutt Library Flora Perez Mr. and Mrs. Billy R. Rinehart Ms. Carol L. Schulz Original Roadhouse Grill Mrs. Laverne T. Perry Mr. and Mrs. Gerhardt R. Rinke Mr. and Mrs. Dale R. Mr. and Mrs. Javier C. Orozco Mr. Douglas Petrick Ms. Pamela S. Rittman Mr. and Mrs. Jose R. Orozco Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Pevny Riverbench, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Sears Ms. Julia M. Orr Connie Phillips Mr. and Mrs. James R. Robbins SeaStar Enterprises Mrs. Elizabeth J. Oryall Sheila Phipps Mr. John N. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Raul Segura, Sr. Frank Osborne Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Piatek Barbara J. Robertson Mr. Stanley P. Shaner 30 Schumacher Mrs. Sally C. Sheehy Mr. and Mrs. Bruce K. Summers Mrs. Delores F. Sheley Mr. and Mrs. Raynaldo G. Suniga Shepard Eye Center Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Sutter Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Sherrow Mr. and Mrs. David C. Swann Mr. Roy A. Sidor Mr. and Mrs. Michael V. Swann Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Viadella Mr. Roy Wilson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Silbert Dr. and Mrs. James P. Sweeney Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Vircsik Mr. and Mrs. Bruce K. Wiltse Mr. Joe D. Silva Mrs. Sue J. Sword Mr. Joseph L. Wade Mrs. Mary E. Winters Ms. Nettie J. Silva Sally J. Symonds Mr. and Mrs. John C. Walk Mr. and Mrs. Lee R. Wise Mr. and Mrs. Paul Silva Mr. Benjamin R. Tabar Mrs. Thelma M. Walker Mrs. Noreen Withers Mr. Brian F. Simas Euchi T. Takagi Mrs. Barbara R. Walters Mrs. Dorothy E. Wittenauer Mrs. Dolores L. Simon Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Talleur Mr. Robert L. Warren Women’s Ministry of Saint Mr. Robert W. Simpson Dr. and Mrs. Himat G. Tank Peggy A. Warwick Mr. Steven Siri James C. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watso Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Wood John H. Sisson Robert J. Teaford, M.D. Darlene Watson Wood-Claeyssens Foundation Sisters of St. Francis Ms. Lillian J. Teran Mr. and Mrs. James F. Weber Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Woods, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Thayer Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weintraub Mr. and Mrs. John H. Woods, Jr. Patricia A. Small Amalia Thomas Mr. and Mrs. David Virginia Wright Mr. and Mrs. Bryn N. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Jewell W. Thomas Debra J. Smith Dr. and Mrs. John W. Thomas Mr. Steven A. Welles Sharon A. 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Stanley Mr. and Mrs. Bob D. Tuck STAR Physical Therapy Mr. and Mrs. William A. Tunnell Provincial Business H. Souza, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Rocco R. Verlengiere Mr. and Mrs. William J. Veroski, Jr. A. Wellenkamp P. Westwood Mrs. Anne J. Will Mr. and Mrs. John F. Will Mr. and Mrs. Steven F. Will Mr. Edward Williams, Jr. John’s Lutheran Church Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Wyatt Mr. and Mrs. Dale J. Young 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. Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Turbow In Memory of Clinton In Memory of Fredrick Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Steis Adrienne J. Tuttle F. Asmussen A. Barenchi Mrs. Phoebe L. Steveson Twitchell and Rice, LLP Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mr. and Mrs. James Ramos Jason A. Stewart Mrs. Anselma T. Ujano Ms. Mae E. Stewart United Methodist Women Mrs. Nancy Stewart United Way Mile High Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Stitt Helen Valdez Mr. and Mrs. Monte Stone Mr. and Mrs. James H. Valente Ms. Dorothy T. Stork Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel of Santa Maria Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stransky Mr. and Mrs. Amos L. Strawhun John T. Strawn O. Valenzuela Mr. and Mrs. Albert D. Van Belleghem W. Asmussen Mr. and Mrs. Wesley G. Asmussen Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Mr. and Mrs. James W. Snodgrass Wendy L. Terrell Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Washbish E. Branquinho Mr. and Mrs. James R. Brass In Memory of Glenna Brumit Diesel, Inc. L. Barenchi Ms. Kathleen G. Langenbeck Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Dort Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Ott Mr. and Mrs. Phillip W. Goble Mr. and Mrs. Lester M. Strong H. Elizabeth Vancamp Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Porter Rose Gottlieb Sister Catherine Sullivan and Mr. and Mrs. Hendrikus Mr. Ronald E. Root Mr. and Mrs. Rodney F. Matye SM Tire Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. O’Neill TriCal, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Park Sister Regine Donner Vandonzel Ms. Kathleen K. Sullivan Mr. Pedro G. Velasquez Ms. Kathleen M. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Henry Verduzco Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Patton 31 In Memory of Patricia Cardoza Mrs. Shirley E. Cobb Newcomers Club of Mrs. Kathleen J. Jones Santa Maria Valley Lompoc Lodge No. 57 Knights of Pythias In Memory of Ann Cermak Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Williams Ms. Joann A. Cermak In Memory of Margaret In Memory of Donald M. Eberhard J. Chambers Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mr. and Mrs. David T. Barker E. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blough In Memory of Val Charn Mr. and Mrs. John A. Geraghty Louise F. Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Morris E. Goatley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Elliot Mr. and Mrs. Keith P. Natzke Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ozzimo 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. In Memory of Mary Eberle In Memory of Terry S. Cole Mr. and Mrs. James W. Snodgrass Ms. Renee Parker Mr. and Mrs. James Snyder In Memory of Jack Cairney In Memory of Katherine Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Tognazzini Mr. Bob Barnes and R. Crowe Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Kelsey Mr. and Mrs. Dave Jellison In Memory of Ruth Egan Mr. and Mrs. Larry B. Bell Ms. Neilla M. Cenci In Memory of Louise M. Feragen Ms. Lynne S. Miller Mr. Donald E. Feragen In Memory of William Ms. Margaret S. Nickson Ms. Mary Feragen L. Caldera, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Stofan Ms. Carol Mulcahy Mrs. Judith Bartel L. Tognazzini L. Washbish Mr. and Mrs. James E. White Sue Rutledge In Memory of Jim G. 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Clyatt Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, LLC Santa Maria Valley Mrs. Flora M. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Brickey Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hoffman In Memory of Betty J. Maple Mr. James E. Italiano In Memory of Donald R. Hilbig Mr. George C. Webster, II Ms. Marianne Cebulski Juan Mr. and Mrs. Rod E. Ferguson Effie C. Yamano Mr. Konrad Jones Ms. Bernadine A. Neil Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. Miner Mr. and Mrs. Anthony G. Palmeri In Memory of Lewis S. Howard In Memory of Terry L. Leatham Ms. Karen S. Santoro Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Palmeri Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Bates Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Griffin Mr. Kenneth D. Sharp Anne Priestman Mr. and Mrs. William E. Sharp Mr. and Mrs. Kirk D. Spry Mr. and Mrs. Stuart J. Shelley Mr. Alan Tuck Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wick In Memory of Regina Marcellini Ms. Patricia M. Wiltse Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Basile Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Ziemba Mr. and Mrs. Lou Brush 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. Vini Mara In Memory of Ruth Milburn Ms. Myrna Maraviglia Helen Stone Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Paul In Memory of Ruth A. Mills Ms. Lydia A. Trumbull Ms. Ann Baker In Memory of Maxine Markota In Memory of Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. William D. Amstutz L. Mougeotte Mr. and Mrs. James W. Bird Pamela S. Mougeotte Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burns 33 In Memory of Dean Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Larsh Mr. and Mrs. Dan J. Reeves Lapp, Fatch, Myers & Gallagher Accountants Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Moss In Memory of The Sandy In Memory of Henry S. Telleria Hill Elementary Victims Kathleen M. Telleria Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sexton In Memory of Mary Telleria Mrs. Lela M. Souza In Memory of H. O. Mrs. Charlotte Wellenkamp Nelson, M.D. Ernest W. Degasparis Family Trust In Memory of Ardis E. Scotti Marla A. Ziemba In Memory of Frank H. Nunez Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Ziemba In Memory of Judith Turk In Memory of Adelina Silva Mr. Joe D. Silva In Memory of Elizabeth In Memory of Paul Nunez A. Newark Ms. Julie Hernandez Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Barca Mr. Bob Barnes and Mrs. Judith Bartel Kathleen M. Telleria In Memory of Gene Olivera Judith A. Bartel Mr. and Mrs. James G. Battles, Jr. In Memory of Mary J. Silva Ms. Ann Blair Ms. Mary D. Azevedo Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Bonetto D.E.S. Club of Santa Maria Valley Mrs. Helen F. Brannon Ms. Frances A. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Irwin In Memory of Robert W. Smith Mr. and Mrs. James G. Battles, Jr. Mr. Bob Barnes and Mrs. E. Branquinho Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Bonetto In Memory of Viola M. Oxrider Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cruz Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Colli Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Evey Hampton Farming Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Cossa, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Victor A. Diamond Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Jones Company, Inc. W. Cossa, Jr. Santa Maria Lawn Bowling Club Mr. Robert W. Levinson Ms. Evelyn M. Donati In Memory of Frances In Memory of Dale L. Sorenson Mr. and Mrs. Burton R. Parsons Mrs. Mae Dutra M. Pardini Mrs. Dolores B. Malinowski Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pogue Mr. and Mrs. John M. Gagarin Mrs. Helen F. Bright Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Donati East Donovan Lanes Mr. and Mrs. Dan T. Iriyama Mr. and Mrs. Everett B. Johnson Mrs. Rosalie Minetti In Memory of Wayne Perry Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ozzimo Mrs. Helen E. Silva Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Porter Ms. Susan Rubel In Memory of Bertha Pinon Mr. and Mrs. William J. Saladin Yolanda Daugherty Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Porter In Memory of Earl E. Souza Mrs. Helen A. Rose Mr. and Mrs. John F. Adam, Jr. Mrs. Olivia L. Tonascia In Memory of Billy V. Starr In Memory of Antonia Uribe Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Starr Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Espinoza In Memory of Doris S. Stephens In Memory of Peter Vallozza Mrs. Sue J. Sword In Memory of Barbara Podlesni Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dolan Mrs. Shirley E. Cobb Mr. and Mrs. Robert Torres Mrs. Viola B. McCoy Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sexton Mrs. Helen E. Silva In Memory of Joseph Prandini In Memory of Betty Lou Teixeira In Memory of Annie G. Viegas Maureen A. Mahoney Ms. Mary D. Azevedo Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Gomes Mr. and Mrs. David W. Stamey Mr. and Mrs. Steven F. Will In Memory of Charles J. Newman Mrs. Sue J. Sword In Memory of Harry E. Nichol Mr. and Mrs. James G. Battles, Jr. In Memory of Ronald E. Rayner Mrs. Lorraine M. Bewley In Memory of Christine F. Voyce Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Diyorio Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Caroni Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Ziemba Mrs. Mary L. Rabska Mr. and Mrs. Victor A. Diamond Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Dias In Memory of Leslie E. Vrieze Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Bullock In Memory of Connie Razo Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Donati Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Bacon Mr. and Mrs. Jelmer Dorreboom Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Razo Elva J. Hohe Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Del Re Mrs. Kathleen J. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Franzen Magner-Maloney Funeral Mr. and Mrs. David G. Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Eugene R. Bright Ms. Patricia L. Munro In Memory of Joe Rina In Memory of James O. Nixon Mrs. Betty Rina Mr. and Mrs. Lee J. Kroenke Robertson-Bryan, Inc. Mrs. Rosalie Minetti Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Moss In Memory of Richard B. Watson Mr. and Mrs. Russ Zink Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Polley Mrs. Kathleen J. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Caroni In Memory of Roy Rose Mr. Fred A. Donati Christopher Rose M. Quaresma, Sr. Mrs. Helen E. Silva Mrs. Lela M. Souza Mrs. Charlotte Wellenkamp 34 Carole Wilder In Memory of Tom Roberts In Memory of Ethel Novo Mrs. Kathleen J. Jones Home and Crematory In Memory of Loretta White Mr. and Mrs. George M. Lauterbach In Memory of John L. Young In Honor of Todd M. In Honor of Deborah A. Schobel In Honor of Team Mr. and Mrs. Alan Claycamp Erickson, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Krause End Cancer Now Mr. and Mrs. Phillip W. Goble Mr. Richard C. Erickson Mr. and Mrs. Curtis J. Tunnell Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Dennis In Honor of Kimberly Streker Mr. and Mrs. Roy Howard In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Parsons Joseph A. Olivera, Jr. In Honor of Sister Janet Corcoran, OSF Ernest W. Degasparis Family Trust In Honor of Sue J. Sword Mr. and Mrs. John Gherini Mr. Dante E. Tognazzi, Jr. In Honor of Deborah In Honor of Patricia Weekley In Honor of Mary Cronan A. Rothanzl Mr. Bill M. Price Mr. and Mrs. Jim Spallino 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. Ms. Rita A. Calvert Mrs. Betty G. Cossa Ann H. Cameron Mr. Peter J. De Kluyver Bernadett N. Cano Emily A. De Young Mr. and Mrs. David Careaga Mrs. Jean Denmun Mrs. Jeanie C. Ader Rita Benton Ofelia Carriedo Joyce L. Dezellem Eloise C. Aguillon Mr. and Mrs. Tony A. Bettencourt Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Carriel Vanette Diaz Reba J. Alger Bobbie Biely and Gail Craine Nevart Carroll Mrs. Gloria F. Dickey Catherine J. Alsup Audrey H. Bowman Marcella M. Carty Mr. and Mrs. Eugene W. Dicus Ms. Anna Artiaga Richard J. Boyle Ms. Joann A. Cermak H. Eileen Dohl Dr. and Mrs. Muthiyaliah Y. Babu Mr. William A. Bracamonte Mr. and Mrs. Alex G. Chavez Elizabeth Douglas Anthony E. Baca Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Brannon Anna C. Compton Rosalie C. Dowty Glenna L. Barenchi Mrs. Anita L. Brogdon Eleanor Jane Conley Ria Drahmann Mr. Bob Barnes and Jack Brown Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cordero Mr. and Mrs. Barney Eames Shirley C. Bryant Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Debbie Esselstrom Mrs. Judith Bartel Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bendele Pamela Burke W. Cossa, Jr. Mr. Leroy C. Facciani 35 Sister Pius Fahlstrom, OSF Dr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Lossing Mr. and Mrs. James Ramos Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wick Mr. and Mrs. Helmut W. Figge Mrs. Judith A. Lundberg Ms. Sandra A. Ricca Mrs. Anne J. Will Michael W. Filipponi Jean M. Mackenzie Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Roady Mr. and Mrs. Steven F. Will Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Flores Mrs. Norrine A. Madson Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Rodriguez Linda M. Williams Peggy Flynn Mrs. Claire C. Magee Mrs. Margaret A. Rowell Mr. and Mrs. Lee R. Wise Gayle K. Ford Maureen A. Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Al Sanchez Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Zachrich Mr. and Mrs. Barry A. Fredieu Vivian Malicdem Mr. and Mrs. Leroy C. Sauer Marla A. Ziemba Muriel E. Gade Peggi Martinez-Arnold Mr. Eugene L. Schaefer Susan E. Ziemba, M.D. Joan Garcia Ms. Andrea M. Mather Junivere Schwindler Sophie M. Zydron Merilyn L. Garcin Mr. and Ms. Ronald P. McEvoy Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Selken Mrs. Betty M. Gillette Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sexton Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon R. Green F. McIntosh Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sheehy Mrs. Maxine M. Grgich Mrs. Betty J. McKibben Mrs. Sally C. Sheehy Mrs. Agnes S. Grogan Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. McKinsey Richard L. Sherman Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Grogan Mr. and Mrs. Victor Sharon M. Silveira Mr. and Mrs. James A. Guggia N. McLaughlin Mrs. Dolores L. Simon Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Guida Mr. and Mrs. Steve McMillan Sharon L. Simundson Jeanette M. Harelson Tasha Mendez Sisters of St. Francis Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hassett Mary C. Middleton Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm G. Hearne Frances C. Montoya Catherine G. Smith Mr. Lewis H. Height, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Moses Mrs. Shigeko Smith Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Heinzler Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Mrozek Irene Soderquist Nancy P. Hight Mr. and Mrs. William F. Munoz Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stone Istar Holliday James E. Neuschwander Ms. Kathleen M. Sullivan Mrs. Linda A. Holt Mrs. Isabel Z. Noriega Linda Sullivan Mr. William E. Hord Bill Novak Marguerite M. Swain Mrs. Grace W. Houlihan Dr. and Mrs. Robert Mrs. Sue J. Sword Fran Hutchinson Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ibsen Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Jaquez W. Okerblom Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Olivera, Jr. Provincial Business Sally J. Symonds Ms. Judith M. Tani Mrs. Mary D. Thomas Diane M. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Javier C. Orozco Mr. and Mrs. Gerald C. Tinney Grace A. Kalal Mr. and Mrs. Steven Pedersen Sherrie J. Todd Sarah B. Keane Frances M. Pedersen Jacqueline Toler Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Kee Mr. and Mrs. Gregory B. Pedigo Mrs. Yatsue D. Tomooka Catharine Keene Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mrs. Edna C. Torres Mr. and Mrs. John J. Killpack J. Pennington Mrs. Suzanne F. Tosti Ms. Helen King Ms. Leonore C. Penny Mrs. Patricia Toubbeh Margaret A. King Mrs. Kathrin S. Pereira Mr. Al Quod and Mrs. Mrs. Lois A. Kiser Mr. Manuel V. Pereira Ms. Elizabeth A. Koster Mr. and Mrs. Tom Prevost Elizabeth J. Van Berckelaer Marjorie J. Kraft Mary H. Quandt Sharon Veith Mr. Peter G. Krynak Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carlota Villalobos Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Kurz M. Quaresma, Sr. Karen Trapp Ramona J. Villanueva Dr. Paul R. Lee Ralph J. Quinn, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Walk Mr. and Mrs. Werner E. Leo Tami Rabska Ms. Frances A. Walker Mrs. Alice A. Liechti Melva B. Ragadio Alberta F. Walls Mrs. Margaret K. Loder Mrs. Anita S. Loredo Mrs. Florence J. Lormans 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 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. 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.” 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. 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. 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. 38 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. 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 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 David Merlo Ruth Moran Sister Mary Louis Provo, OSF, Secretary/Treasurer Sister Jeanne Rollins, OSF MARIAN HEALTH SERVICES BOARD 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. 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