Lectures will be given in Lompoc and Santa Maria by experienced cardiologists

As a leader in cardiac care on the Central Coast ranking among the top 10 percent nationally for Cardiac Quality Care Measures, Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), which along with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) and French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) comprise the Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals, is pleased to announce that it will host an informative community lecture in two Central Coast locations – Lompoc and Santa Maria. These lectures will address common heart topics such as heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest, as well as women and heart disease.

These Cardiac Community Lectures are designed to present community members with information on how to stay heart healthy, along with the valuable resources and programs that are available at Marian Regional Medical Center to foster heart healthy actions.

Before each lecture, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., free glucose and cholesterol screenings will be provided by the Dignity Health Laboratory Department for all participants.  Also, each lecture will be followed with a question and answer session. Lecture dates, times and locations are listed below:

Lompoc lecture on February 20, 2014:

  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Montemar Winery & Vineyard
    • 1501 E. Chestnut Ct., Suite E., Lompoc, CA
    • Appetizers and wine tasting will be offered to all those attending

Lecture provided by: Dr. Samir N. Bhatt and Dr. Khawar M. Gul

Santa Maria lecture on February 26, 2014:

  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Marian Regional Medical Center Conference Center
    • 1400 E. Church Street Santa Maria, CA
    • Please park in the patient/volunteer lot and look for signs that will lead you to the event
    • Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided to all those attending

Lecture provided by: Dr. Alexander T. Harrison, Dr. Mark L. Ginkel and Dr. Keith A. Somma

Registration is required. To register, please call (805) 270-2513.

About Marian Regional Medical Center

Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac care and its cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast.  The need to meet the demand for quality, technologically-advanced care for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012.  The new facility houses the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/neonatology service providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.