Montecito Couple Gives $3 Million to Cottage Hospital

Brings Total Reconstruction Funds Raised So Far to More Than $100 Million

Montecito residents Stephen and Toni Haselton have donated a second gift of $3 million to the fundraising campaign to help rebuild Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

The Haseltons’ donation represents the “capstone” gift that allows the hospital to exceed the campaign’s $100 million goal. Since the campaign began in 2004, the Haseltons have donated more than $5.5 million.

Cottage Hospital named its new neonatal intensive care unit after the Haseltons’ grandchildren Fiona and Sarah in appreciation of the couple’s donation of $2.5 million in 2007. The Cottage Children’s Hospital, adjacent to women’s services, will be located on the third floor including specialized pediatric units. In addition to their donations, the Haseltons have also created a fund for the special needs of families with children under the care of Cottage Children’s Hospital. “We have a tremendous amount of confidence in the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital,” the Haseltons were quoted as having said in a press release. “We are very proud to be associated with the hospital and its caregiving team.”

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