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Marian Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Team stands ready, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to all minor, moderate and major injuries and illnesses. Marian Regional Medical Center’s new hospital Emergency Department offers patient the latest in lifesaving technology in a comfortable, safe and healing environment.

Marian Regional Medical Center is now a Level III Trauma Center Designation, improving care for trauma and emergency patients. Marian is the only facility in northern Santa Barbara Country that has a helipad-landing site. Because of this and through the development of specialty clinical services including obstetrics, neonatology and cardiac care, Marian is now a receiving center for patients from other Central Coast hospitals. With the opening of the new, state-of-the-art hospital and expanded Emergency Department, Marian now has the physical facility means that allow for the increased patient demand required for Trauma Center Designation.


The new hospital’s Emergency Department features 32 private exam rooms (including three spacious trauma rooms) and specific areas for different acuity levels – offering a “fast track” for urgent care (non-emergency) and a critical area for patients. The new hospital’s expanded Emergency Department and “fast track” system allows for Emergency Department staff to effectively treat and release patients in a reduced amount of time.


Patients who utilize health care services at the new hospital’s Emergency Department will have access to the hospital’s comprehensive laboratory services and the Emergency Department’s dedicated imaging services including a 64-slice CT scanner (featuring a special stroke and cardiac package) and a digital radiology room. The new Emergency Department offers two separate entrances for patients – a drop off area for non-critical patients and an ambulance bay for critical patients. As patients enter the new Emergency Department they will be assessed in three private triage rooms where patients are evaluated by Emergency Department staff and register. The private triage rooms ensure privacy and comfort for all patients and their family members.

About 6,000 patients per month are treated in our Emergency Services department by residency trained, Board certified physicians and nurses highly skilled in meeting the needs of patients with medical emergencies.

With large volume and a wide variety of cases on a daily basis, staff members keep their skills extremely sharp, a crucial factor in emergency medicine. Marian's emergency team provides services in a modern, fully-equipped facility.  

When to visit an Marian's Emergency Room  

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Change in mental status such as unusual behavior
  • Confusion or difficulty walking or talking
  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Fainting
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness or change in vision
  • Sudden, severe pain anywhere in your body
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Severe bleeding
  • Broken bones
  • Trauma or injury to the head
  • Minor Illnesses
  • Coughs
  • Colds
  • Earaches
  • Minor Strains or Sprains
  • Minor Cuts


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Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 East Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 739-3000