Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation

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Call 805-691-9509 for more details about Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation. You may also choose to download the SYVCH Foundation 2019 Report to the Community.

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) provides medical excellence our community can count on. Strong philanthropic support has allowed the Hospital to stay financially stable while also supporting excellence in patient care. But the pursuit of excellence is never done.

The Tele-Stroke Program at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Using state-of-the-art telemedicine technology, stroke patients can now get faster and improved care. Tele-Stroke medicine immediately connects stroke patients and emergency department physicians with board-certified neurologists through two-way audio-visual technology. This protocol includes the ability to administer tPA (clot-dissolving medication) when indicated. Because Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center is 30 miles away, this program is providing critical care sooner, thus saving lives and ensuring the best possible outcomes for Valley residents.

The hospital has seen a continued increase in stroke patients with “stroke protocol” activated 122 times in 2019. Of those activations, 25 patients were diagnosed with a stroke and nine were diagnosed with a TIA (small stroke event). The program continues to be a great success by saving lives! The program is also benefitting patients with other neurologic conditions including; seizure, intracranial or traumatic hemorrhage, sudden-onset headache, concussion, dizziness and syncope.

At a cost of $300,000 per year, philanthropic support of the Tele-Stroke Program is essential for its continued success! SYVCH Foundation is committed to funding this important program for our community.

Please give generously to the Tele-Stroke Program. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Make a Difference for Santa Ynez Valley

  • You can donate to the Santa Ynez 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.
  • Because we are a not-for-profit organization, all gifts are tax-deductible.

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation
Board of Directors 2020

Sid Goldstien, President
Judith Dale, Vice President
Charles "C.J." Jackson, Immediate Past President
Michael Sgobba, Treasurer
Lana Clark Schutz, Secretary
Allen Anderson
Jeff Cotter
Gustavo A. Dascanio, MD
Catherine Firestone
William J. Heringer, MD
Richard Nagler
Tresha Sell
Ernie Zomalt

Emergency Response Fund

Medical Supplies - Gloves and Gowns

Give to the Cottage Emergency Response Fund: Gifts to this fund will support comprehensive emergency care and preparedness; allow us to acquire vital equipment and supplies needed to care for patients and to protect and support our healthcare workers and our community; and provide maximum flexibility to help us respond to this evolving pandemic.

SYVCH Auxiliary/Foundation Scholarships

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Application

Deadline Extended

The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary in conjunction with Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation, is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for scholarships up to $3,000 each. Scholarships are being offered to Santa Ynez Valley residents who are entering into or currently enrolled in a health or medical related field of study. The application deadline has been extended through April 17, 2020.

2020 Auxiliary Scholarship Application