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Admission to Mary Health of the Sick

Residency at Mary Health of the Sick is through a selection process that evaluates many factors.  To fully evaluate each applicant, an application must be submitted so that our Interdisciplinary Team can ensure Mary Health of the Sick can provide a safe and secure environment for the applicant.

After receipt of the application, the applicant is immediately placed on the waiting list. The effective date of the application is the date that the application is identified as received. The waiting list is not always sequential by date of application. Admission to Mary Health is based on many criteria as well as the type of bed Mary Health has at the time, not just the date of application.


Each fall a letter is sent to every applicant requesting the applicant to call the Business Office to confirm his/her wish to remain on the waiting list. If ther are any changes to the original application, this updated information should be mailed to Mary Health. All information is kept confidential.

After Admission

Each resident is given care based on his/her diagnosis and individual needs. An interdisciplinary team, consisting of members from all departments, assesses each resident upon admission and every three months thereafter. Both the resident and his/her responsible party are invited to attend these assessment sessions. In addition to the Sisters who work at the hospital, Mary Health of the Sick employs more than 85 professional men and women. The employees work in various capacities and are intent on ensuring that the mission of the Sisters flourishes throughout the hospital.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour of the hospital, please call the Business Office at (805)498-3644 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours are normally scheduled for Wednesdays, but special arrangement can be made.
Admission Application

Mary Health Application FormClick on the image to download the application (PDF) or request an application by calling our Business Office. All applications must be completed in entirety and received in the Business Office before the applicant is placed on the waiting list.

Medicare Certification

Medicare Certification

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has designated Mary Health of the Sick with a 5-Star rating. CMS bases its 5-Star ratings on health inspectors, nursing home staffing, and quality measures.

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