Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital’s 50th Annual Holiday Gala Raises Funds for Local Healthcare Services

Left to right: Holiday Gala organizers Tresha Sell, 50th President of the SYVCH Auxiliary and June Martin, SYVCH Foundation Administrator.

The event was jointly coordinated by the SYVCH Foundation and the SYVCH Auxiliary with all monies raised donated to the hospital.

Tresha Sell, 50th President of the SYVCH Auxiliary remarked, “The theme of this year’s gala honored the Auxiliary as we celebrated our first 50 years of service. We were pleased to have more than 270 people in attendance at the Gala bringing together donors, employees and Auxiliary members who bid on more than 85 silent auction items donated by generous local businesses; and Santa Barbara Bank & Trust staff Cyndi Hunter and Jeanette McKibbin served as volunteer ‘cashiers’. All wine served at the event was donated by area vintners. We enjoyed a delicious dinner then danced to a live band, Sloane & The Smooth Tones. We are so grateful for the continuing support we receive at this event to fulfill our mission to keep medical excellence close to home.”

Silent auction items donated by local businesses raised funds for Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital.

Founded in 1962, the SYVCH Auxiliary is an all-volunteer organization providing more than 18,000 service hours annually to the hospital. Volunteers operate the “New to You” thrift shop at 1689 Oak Street in Solvang where all money earned supports the hospital. For more information about volunteering with the Auxiliary, call 805-686-3971.


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, 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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