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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 10:28 a.m., November 6, 2013 Updated 10:28 a.m., November 5, 2013

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital in Solvang Opens New, Expanded Emergency Department Today

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) located at 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang is proud to announce the opening of its newly expanded Emergency Department on October 28, 2013.


Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) located at 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang is proud to announce the opening of its newly expanded Emergency Department on October 28, 2013. 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. 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. Thank you to our community for your patience as we improve our facilities and for your tremendous financial support of this project.”

Founded in 1964, the not-for-profit Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) 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. Located at 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang, SYVCH is part of the not-for-profit Cottage Health System, which includes Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and its associated Cottage Children’s Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. www.cottagehealthsystem.org

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