Cottage Health recently opened the new 152,000 square foot 52- bed Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital in Goleta, California. The ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony celebrated the new state-of-the-art facility. The $126 million hospital was made possible due in large part to generous community support and the “Building Well. Being Well” capital campaign. The largest individual contributor to the effort was Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree for whom the Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management is named.
Following the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the California Legislature mandated that all hospitals in the state be retrofitted or rebuilt to withstand a 6.0 earthquake. With no local, state or federal funding provided to meet this new seismic requirement, Cottage reached out to the community for vital support of fundraising campaigns to rebuild three hospitals. Approximately $14 million was raised during the campaign.
According to Ron Werft, CEO, the state mandate provided Cottage Health the opportunity to build a new hospital that complemented the other two hospitals in the system. At the opening ceremony, Werft acknowledged the many volunteers and donors who worked for decades to make the new facility a reality.
All inpatient facilities have been replaced and the new hospital’s healing environment features all private inpatient rooms. Expanded services include more than doubling the size of the Emergency Department for a total of 20 treatment rooms (compared to eight previously), a Center for Wound Management with four hyperbaric chambers (up from two), a total of six surgical suites (compared to 4 previously), the Cottage Center for Orthopedics and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program. A new medical office building will open in early 2016.
Not only is the new facility patient and family friendly, but it also features architectural design that is representative of the Goleta Valley area. Visitors can enjoy a new Healing Arts program which features 280 pieces of art created by Central Coast artists.
“CBRE Healthcare is honored to have partnered with Cottage Health throughout this journey,” stated Craig Beam, Managing Director for CBRE Healthcare. “This new facility will further enable Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital to fulfill its mission of providing superior health care through a commitment to its communities and to its core values.”
CBRE Healthcare provided Cottage Health Executive Advisory and Owner’s Representative services.