New Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Breaks Ground


The Board of Trustees of the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation celebrated a historic milestone on March 11 with a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. It will take approximately two years to build the new two-story, 152,000-square-foot hospital.



By law all hospitals in California must be rebuilt or renovated to be able to withstand a major earthquake; however the rebuilding project is unfunded by any local, state or national agency. Funds to pay for the new facility will come from hospital operations, tax-exempt bonds and community donations.


The Campaign for the new Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital has a goal of raising more than $10 million to support the estimated hospital rebuild cost of $105 million. To date, more than $3.5 million has already been raised. For more information on the Campaign, please contact the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation at 805-681-6468.


The new hospital will include many expanded services:

 •   20 Emergency Department treatment rooms
 •   All private patient rooms
 •   A patient-centered design where staff go to the patient rather than the patient moving through the building
 •   6 Surgical suites
 •   A dedicated endoscopy suite
 •   44 private Medical/Surgical rooms which will significantly improve patient privacy and also increase overall bed availability
 •   8 private Intensive Care Unit rooms 
 •   4 hyperbaric oxygen chambers in our Center for Wound Management


Community leaders Donald Anderson and William Peeples are campaign co-chairs of the “Building Well. Being Well. The Campaign for the New Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital” fundraising effort.


Assisting the campaign co-chairs are Susan Deacon and Thomas Frutchey, serving as co-chairs of a 12-member Campaign Cabinet. A 19-member Honorary Cabinet is adding its support to the effort.


To date, more than $2.5 million has been raised, including anonymous gifts of $1 million and $250,000. These have been bolstered by a leadership commitment of $350,000 from the Santa Barbara Foundation.


 March 12, 2010