• Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Prepare for Reopening Ambulatory and Outpatient Diagnostic Services

    Breast imaging, CT, MRI, interventional cardiology and radiology, and lab will begin providing service 
     
    CENTRAL COAST, CA – May 1, 2020 – Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals, which are Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), are preparing to safely resume laboratory, interventional cardiology and radiology, and imaging services following guidance from national health officials and clinical associations. 
     
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, services were limited and hospital operations focused on emergent services and preparations for a possible surge of COVID-19 patients. In taking steps to resume various hospital and outpatient services, Dignity Health Central Coast is using criteria that is based on guidance from our local and state partners.
     
    “We continue to take significant steps to ensure the safety and care of our patients, staff, and physicians,” says Chief Medical Officer Scott Robertson, MD. “In order to provide the best care during this pandemic, and despite moving forward on resuming some hospital operations, existing safety precautions like limiting visitation and universal masking for staff and patients will remain,” adds Robertson. “This will be a gradual process, with the most urgent services being prioritized using a process created by our clinical teams.” 
     
    Safely resuming these services is one of the best ways to help our communities heal, as they are critically important to patients. Locations that will reopen are: 
     
    Santa Maria/Orcutt:
    Plaza Diagnostic Center
    Marian Breast Imaging Center at Mission Hope Cancer Center
    Mission Hope Cancer Center Imaging 
    Orcutt Lab and Imaging
    Parkway Imaging
     
    Arroyo Grande:
    Coastal Diagnostic Center
    Matthew Will Memorial Medical Center Lab and Imaging 
    Dignity Health Laboratory in Nipomo 
     
    San Luis Obispo/North San Luis Obispo County:
    Dignity Health Laboratories in Paso Robles and Atascadero 
    San Luis Diagnostic Center
    Women’s Health & Imaging Center 
     
    If any member of the media would like to interview with clinical leadership, please contact Sara San Juan at (805) 739-3574.