Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Celebrates 50 Years

Posted on Feb 23 by SEASONS Magazine

Auxiliary volunteers Pat Foxen and Lois Mark, courtesy of Mariah Marketing

Auxiliary volunteers Pat Foxen and Lois Mark, courtesy of Mariah Marketing

For 50 years, the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) has fulfilled its mission of keeping “medical excellence close to home,” in large part due to the community and SYVCH Auxiliary. On December 8, 2012, SYVCH Auxiliary, along with SYVCH Foundation, coordinated the 50th Annual Holiday Gala to support the hospital auxiliary’s healthcare services and were largely successful in raising more than $15,000.

Much like the hospital, the annual Gala was a success due to the community’s efforts. Generous local businesses donated a total of 85 auction items, local vintners donated the wine, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust staff Cyndi Hunter and Jeanette McKibbin served as volunteer cashiers and all 270 guests enjoyed dinner and dancing to the live band Sloane & The Smooth Tones.

Located in Solvang, SYVCH is part of the greater non-profit Cottage Health System, including Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and its associated Cottage Children’s Hospital, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. Each branch of the Cottage Health System relies on the volunteer staff, and SYVCH is no exception. The all-volunteer Auxiliary organization at SYVCH provides more than 18,000 service hours annually to the hospital in addition to operating the “New to You” thrift shop, where all proceeds benefit the hospital.

For more information on joining the Auxiliary, call 805/686-3971 or click here

—Colette Taylor





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