Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors elects two new Board members for 2015 fiscal year

The Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Foundation is honored to continue its great leadership tradition with the appointment of two new board members, along with announcing the officers who will lead the Board of Directors this year.

George M. Murphy, a newly elected member of the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation Board, has more than 40 years of experience in the real estate industry and is the Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate. Murphy joined the United States Army in 1965 and served in Vietnam as an Artillery First Lieutenant, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor.  Throughout his career, Murphy has served in many leadership positions including President of the Fresno Association of Realtors, President of the Lawton, Oklahoma Board of Realtors, Chair of the Realtors Political Action Committee and chair of several committees at the state level.  Prior to relocating to the Central Coast, Murphy served on the Foundation Board of Directors at Children’s Hospital Central California in Madera for five years.

Christina H. Slimack, a newly elected member of the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation Board, has a professional background in institutional finance and she holds records as a top producer in sales and brokerage.  As a financial executive, Slimack excels at building and maintaining profitable client relationships essential to business.  She has extensive knowledge of initial public offerings, sales trading, and equity, credit, and weather derivatives. Slimack has worked at major financial institutions including CME Group, Tullett Prebon Corporation, Cantor Fitzgerald & Company, Goldman Sachs & Company and Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith. In addition to her professional life, Slimack is married to neurosurgeon Nicholas P. Slimack, M.D., who joined Marian’s medical staff in the fall of 2013.

The Foundation is also pleased to announce the officers who will lead the Board of Directors this year. Al Schultz Jr., MD, will serve as Chair. Rob Buchanan is Vice-Chair. Cynthia Schur is Treasurer. Denise Valente, a new member of the Executive Committee, will serve as Secretary.

“Our incoming Board members and new Board officer bring vision and new enthusiasm to the work of the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation,” explains Stephanie M. Grogan, MRMC Vice President of Philanthropy. “Their wealth of knowledge and diverse experience makes them excellent ambassadors and advocates for the Foundation’s philanthropic mission to support Marian programs and services.”

The Executive Committee of the Foundation Board of Directors will serve through June 2015. For more information about the recent MRMC Foundation Board appointments, please contact the MRMC Foundation at 805.739.3595.

About the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation
The Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation was established in 1982 for the sole purpose of securing philanthropic support for the healing mission of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Penance and Christian Charity in their health care ministry at Marian Regional Medical Center. The Foundation has since become a vital source of support for an expansive array of health care programs and services.  The unprecedented generosity of the community supports the provision of the highest levels of care, the latest technologies, and the most innovative treatments for patients and families in the Santa Maria Valley and surrounding communities.

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.