Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation
Since 1988, the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation has played a key role in promoting high-quality health care with a personal touch for the people in our community. We couldn’t do it without your gifts.
With the newly rebuilt Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, we have many reasons for thanks. The two-story hospital has more space for surgery and an Emergency Department that is twice as big as before. Our expanded Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management is another point of pride.
Looking to the Future
While the rebuilding was needed to meet earthquake standards, our foundation’s leaders saw it as an opportunity. They rallied the community to raise more than $14 million for the $124 million project so the Goleta Valley would have a first-rate hospital for many years to come.
Now the foundation’s focus is on the hospital’s technology, family assistance fund and the Restorative Garden. Ensuring that GVCH will continue to have state-of-the-art medical technology is a major focus of the Foundation's priorities.
In addition, helping families facing financial crisis due to hospitalization or treatment is a new and compelling priority for the Foundation Trustees. Lastly, the Restorative Garden will enhance the healing environment at GVCH.
Make a Difference for Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
- You can donate to the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation online, over the phone, or by mail.
- There are several ways to give. That includes cash, securities, real estate, in your will and through an endowment. Some planned giving options offer you benefits as well.
- We are a not-for-profit group. All gifts are tax-deductible.
2018 Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation Board
Jim Knight, Chair
Eric Seale, Vice Chair
Jean Smith, Treasurer
Peter Brown, Secretary
Kirsten Zimmer Deshler
Julio Soares, MD
Jack Turney, Auxiliary President