Please Give Generously to the Tele-Stroke Program

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Support the Tele-Stroke Program

Philanthropic support of the Tele-Stroke Program is essential for its continued success. Please consider giving a gift today.

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“Time lost...is brain lost.” During a stroke, an estimated two million brain cells die per minute. Evidence shows that the quicker a stroke patient is evaluated and treated, the better his or her outcome and recovery will be. Thanks to the Tele-Stroke Program, and the generosity of our community, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital can provide more immediate treatment to stroke patients, thereby reducing or eliminating long-term impacts.

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 59 times so far this year, compared to 48 in 2018. The program continues to be a great success and is also benefitting patients with other neurologic conditions, including seizure, intracranial or traumatic hemorrhage, TIA, 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.

Did you know there are several ways to make a donation to Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation? For example, you can use your IRA to make a charitable gift and satisfy your minimum distribution requirements. Contact your IRA custodian for the form to request an IRA charitable gift to Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation.

Also accepted are donations of appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds, which can be transferred directly to the charity and provide tax advantages to the donor (consult your tax professional). Contact 805.691.9509 for more information.

It’s people like YOU—and our generous community—who make this lifesaving technology available to residents of the Santa Ynez Valley. We hope you will join us in making a tax-deductible gift supporting the Tele-Stroke Program. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.