Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Awards

Apr 28, 2017

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Awards

Five Scholarships Totaling $15,000 This Year

  

CAPTION: Five Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) Auxiliary scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each were presented at the “Thank You Picnic Lunch” at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum on April 27, 2017. From left to right: SYVCH Auxiliary Scholarship Committee member Sharon Lewis; Scholarship Winners Eva Hennessee, Lauren Morrison, Chad Goodwin and Jessica Lutz; SYVCH Auxiliary Chair Barbara Anderson and SYVCH Vice President Wende Cappetta. Far right: Taylor Gregg, the fifth 2017 Scholarship recipient, was unable to attend the luncheon since she is finishing her first year of nursing studies at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.  (Hi-res images available after the event from laura@mariahmarketing.com)

 

Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley, CaliforniaEach year, the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) Auxiliary offers scholarships to Santa Ynez Valley residents entering into or currently in the health or medical-related fields. The Auxiliary scholarship selection committee for 2017 named five recipients who each received $3,000 for a grand total of $15,000.  Funds for the scholarships come from the proceeds of the Auxiliary's New to You thrift shop in downtown Solvang.

 

Ron Werft, President and CEO of Cottage Health stated, “The SYVCH Auxiliary has changed so many lives and helped support students to achieve their dreams of pursuing careers in health care. Over the last 10 years, a total of $108,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 40 deserving students.”

 

SYVCH Vice President Wende Cappetta remarked, “The Auxiliary provides thousands of hours of invaluable volunteer service each year to our hospital and raises funding that allows for these scholarships. I am so thrilled with the opportunities the Auxiliary is giving local residents. On behalf of our entire hospital staff and community, thank you Auxiliary members for your generosity!”

 

This year’s five scholarship recipients were announced and honored during the Auxiliary’s annual member “Thank You Picnic” held on April 27, 2017, at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum.  They are as follows:

 

Chad Goodwin of Buellton is graduating next month from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. Chad has been a volunteer for two years with the Santa Ynez Valley Robotics Engineering Foundation mentoring middle school students in robotics as well as supporting the chief robotics team. He plans to attend UC Berkeley or UC Davis to obtain a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology. His goal is to become a neurosurgeon. 

 

Taylor Gregg of Santa Ynez graduated from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School in 2016. During high school, she volunteered for the National Charity League. Taylor is finishing her first year in the nursing program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. She plans to graduate in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in skilled nursing. Taylor hopes to work in a hospital emergency room or intensive care unit. Her goal is to complete a master’s program to become a nurse practitioner.

 

Eva Hennessee of Buellton is graduating next month from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. She has always had a passion for science, and she plans to pursue a career in medicine. Eva will be attending University of California Davis to major in biology with a minor in pharmacology. After graduation, her goal is to continue her studies to become a pharmacist.

 

Jessica Lutz of Buellton is graduating in May from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. While in high school, she volunteered for the National Charity League. Jessica will be attending UCLA to major in human biology & society with a minor in global health. She hopes to attend medical school after completing her bachelor’s degree.

 

Lauren Morrison of Los Olivos will be graduating from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School next month. While in high school, she volunteered for the National Charity League. Lauren will attend the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where she will pursue a double major in biology and modern dance. After her undergraduate studies, Lauren hopes to pursue a career as a physical therapist or physician’s assistant. 

 

The Auxiliary is celebrating 55 years (1962–2017) of dedication to Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. The all-volunteer organization provides more than 15,000 service hours annually at both the hospital at 2050 Viborg Road and the New to You Thrift Shop located at 1689 Oak Street in downtown Solvang which opened its doors in 1963. Revenue from the thrift shop funds annual SYVCH Auxiliary scholarship awards as well as other needs at the hospital.

 

New SYVCH Auxiliary members are always needed and welcomed. For more information about Auxiliary membership and volunteering, please contact Martine Surey at 805-686-3971 or email msurey@sbch.org and visit the hospital’s volunteer website page at: http://www.cottagehealth.org/santa-ynez-valley-cottage-hospital/volunteer

 

About Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Founded in 1964, the not-for-profit Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) located at 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang, 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. SYVCH is part of not-for-profit Cottage Health, the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region.  Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 2 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff includes more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. In 2015, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 19,000 people, treated 76,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,200 newborns. For more information, call 805-688-6431 or visitwww.cottagehealth.org/syvch

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