Established in 1988, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital (GVCH).

Mr. Kruthers previously served on the Capital Campaign Committee for the rebuilding of GVCH. He is a broker for Hollister Ranch Realty, which he co-founded and owns with his wife Wendie. He has been a member of the Hollister Ranch Volunteer Fire Department and has held the office of President of the Hollister Ranch Cooperative as well as the Hollister Ranch Owners’ Association Board of Directors. He is also a graduate (’67) of University of California, Santa Barbara.

Current officers and trustees include Jeffrey Bermant, chair; Lawrence Harter, MD vice-chair; Andy Clark, treasurer; Joan Bennett, secretary; Earl Armstrong; Jean Blois; Robin Cederlof; Robert Fatch; Dennis Franks; Valerie Fuette; Joanne Funari; Bruce Mc Fadden, MD; and Lynda J. Nahra.


About Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Founded in 1966 to serve the growing community of Goleta Valley, today Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital has 17,000 visits to its emergency department and admits 1,600 patients a year. The hospital, which became part of Cottage Health System in 1996, is recognized for its comprehensive Breast Care Center, Subacute Unit, and Center for Wound Management.

The new, two-story GVCH will total 152,000 square feet and plans include more than doubling the size of the Emergency Department and expanding both the Surgical Services Department and the Center for Wound Management. The new facility will include 52 beds and will improve patient comfort by providing all private rooms.


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