Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary members were honored with special recognition pins celebrating cumulative hours of volunteer service at the organization’s annual “Thank You” luncheon held at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum. From left to right, Pat Foxen (13,000 hours) and Don Foxen (7,000 hours)
Sonnie Lindquist (7,000 hours)
Ira Rogers (6,000 hours)
Barbara Anderson (4,000 hours).

We are so grateful to all the Auxiliary members who share their time and talent to benefit our hospital and the community. Their dedication is to be applauded!”

At the “Thank You” luncheon held recently at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum, 37 Auxiliary members were honored for their cumulative hours of volunteerism. Special recognition pins in bronze, silver, gold and guard pins were given to those that had given specific levels of service levels. The top honorees were Pat Foxen, (13,000 hours), Don Foxen (7,000 hours), Sonnie Lindquist (7,000 hours), Ira Rogers (6,000 hours) and Barbara Anderson (4,000 hours). Also awarded were 2,000-hours Guard pins to Lorna Hansen, Yvonne Nicholas, Pat Opp and Jeanette Willemsen; and 1,000-hours gold pins to Joan Candy, Glenna Hughes, Colleen Jeffers, Lois Mark, Connie Mogensen and Renee Solnit. Many bronze (100 hours) and silver (400 hours) pins were given as well.

About Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary

Founded in 1962, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary is an all-volunteer organization providing more than 18,000 service hours annually to the facility. The auxiliary operates the New to You Shop at 1689 Oak Street in Solvang (opened in 1963 and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year) and volunteers sponsor and participate in numerous fundraising events supporting the hospital’s mission.

About Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

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. For more information call 805-688-6431 or visit


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