Marian has partnered with the California Highway Patrol and First Five of Santa Barbara County to ensure children are safe while traveling in a car

mrc car seatSANTA MARIA, CA – February 16, 2017 – A staggering 73% of car seats are not installed correctly. Being educated about the proper way to buckle up and taking that precaution is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your passengers. That is why Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has partnered with the California Highway Patrol and First Five of Santa Barbara County to host the Car Seat Rodeo on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. across from the MRMC Outpatient entrance at 1400 East Church Street, Santa Maria.

Effective January 1, 2017 children under two years of age are required to ride in a rear facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds, or is 40 or more inches tall. The child should be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat. The Car Seat Rodeo will emphasize the importance of knowing the law, and ensuring all children riding in a car are properly secured.

Car seat experts will be available at the event to inspect individual safety seats and explain proper installation. Join us at the Car Seat Rodeo to ensure your child’s seat is secured and used properly.

 

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 is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) in Santa Barbara County.  Santa Barbara County STEMI receiving programs earned the Silver

Award from the American Heart Association for excellence in patient care. Marian is also designated a Level III Trauma Center, which means our emergency department provides prompt assessment, resuscitation and stabilization of injured patients. Key elements of our Level III Trauma Center include 24-hour immediate coverage by emergency medicine physicians, and the availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists. Marian has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In addition, Marian has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. The medical center’s 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 program on the Central Coast 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, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, 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. Learn more at http://www.dignityhealth.org/marianregional/