SYVCH Opens Renovated, Expanded Emergency Department




Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital opened its newly expanded Emergency Department on October 28  These improvements are an integral part of the on-going $12 million facility earthquake retrofit and enhancement project. When completed, the SYVCH Emergency Department will have eight patient treatment rooms, having doubled in size.


The SYVCH Emergency Department has more than 6,600 patient visits per year (6,643 in 2012) and staffs a total of 32 physicians, nurses and technicians to provide outstanding care to the community.


SYVCH Vice President Wende Cappetta remarked, “Construction has been completed on the new section of the Emergency Department featuring four new emergency treatment rooms, a large new waiting room and reception area. We thank our community for its patience as we improve our facilities and for your tremendous financial support of this project."




The hospital’s original main lobby will close soon for renovations at which time all patients and visitors will enter through the new walk-in emergency entrance.  All departments will continue to be open as we go into our final stage of construction.


Founded in 1964, the not-for-profit Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital  provides high quality outpatient surgical services, inpatient care, comprehensive imaging (including MRI, CT, digital mammography, ultrasound, X-ray), on-site laboratory, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, wound-care program, physicians specialty clinic and 24-hour emergency services to the community.