The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation has successfully completed its Pink Ribbon Campaign to raise $500,000 to support the Breast Care Initiative at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital.
Through the support of donations from the community, the SYVCH Foundation matched a $250,000 grant from The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation that enabled the purchase of a new state-of-the-art digital mammography system for the hospital.
The Pink Ribbon Campaign began in 2009 and was led by a committee that included co-chairs Tresha Sell and Gerry Shepherd (both directors of the SYVCH Foundation), Puck Erickson-Lohnas, Judy Canby and Pat Simon.
Gerry Shepherd, co-chair of Pink Ribbon Campaign
and SYVCH Foundation board member; Wende Cappetta,
vice-president of Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital;
and Tresha Sell, co-chair of Pink Ribbon Campaign
and vice-president of SYVCH Foundation.
“Digital Mammography has become the industry standard for breast mammography. We are fortunate to have the generous support of The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation and Valley residents,” said Wende Cappetta, vice president at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. “We now provide our community with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. We are extremely grateful for the community’s support.”
Digital mammography services and the new medical/surgical and advanced imaging wing were opened on March 2011 to serve patients.
Appointments for digital screening mammograms can be scheduled by contacting the SYVCH Radiology Department at (805) 686-3967.