PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, September 25, 2014

32nd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Health Fair is 10/4/14 at SYV Marriott in Buellton

32nd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Health Fair is 10am-12:30pm on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton
~ New for 2014: Fitted Safety Helmets for $10; Plus Free Flu Shots, 40+ Exhibitors, Health Screenings & Refreshments

Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley, California—The public is invited to the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) 32nd Annual Health Fair on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Hotel, 555 McMurray Road in Buellton. Admission is FREE and all ages are welcome to attend this popular event. More than 40 exhibitor booths, giveaways and refreshments will be available as well as FREE seasonal flu shots (first come, first vaccinated; pregnant women and children under age 18 ineligible).

New at the event, staff from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s Trauma Services will sell low-cost safety helmets for children and adults and properly fit the helmets for only $10 (a $40-$70 value). There will be 50 vouchers for FREE blood work at Pacific Diagnostic Labs (first come, first to receive vouchers for three tests—Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Lipid (Cholesterol) Panel and hemoglobin A1C). Additionally, Lab discount coupons will be available at the event for diabetes screening, heart disease screening and PSA (prostate screening) blood tests. A limited number of discounted DEXA (bone density screenings, a doctors referral is required) at $144 and digital screening-only mammograms at $174 are available in advance by calling and making an appointment at 805-686-3967. (Insurance is not accepted for these discounted services and payment is due at time of procedure.)
Plus, staff from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s “fallSTOP” program will offer FREE blood pressure screenings for adults to see if blood pressure could be a contributing factor for a future fall. More information about the program will be available along with free information about SYVCH including Advanced Imaging, Surgical Services, Nutrition, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and more. Prize drawings for 32 free gift bags will be held throughout the Health Fair in celebration of the 32nd anniversary of this longstanding community event. The grand prize giveaway bag includes a stay with breakfast at the SYV Marriott.

According to Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Vice-President Wende Cappetta, “We encourage families to attend our health fair and discover how easy it is to take charge of your wellness here in the Santa Ynez Valley. We are excited about the opportunity to provide low-cost safety helmets this year as well as fifty vouchers for free laboratory blood tests. The free flu shots given by our nursing staff are a great way to prepare for flu season!”

The Health Fair is staffed by volunteers from SYVCH, the Hospital’s Auxiliary and the SYVCH Foundation Board of Directors; all coordinated and hosted by the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the hospital. For more information, please visit

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), laboratory, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, 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.

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