Santa Barbara-based Cavalletto Charities gave $2 million to the fundraising campaign to rebuild Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, the health system announced June 27.
Cottage is rebuilding its Goleta facility to meet a state mandate that requires all hospitals in California to be retrofitted to withstand a major earthquake and to accommodate new medical technology.
When the new $114 million hospital opens in 2014, its main lobby will be dedicated to the memory of George and Dale Cavalletto, a couple that made many donations to the hospital over the years.
“The trustees of the Cavalletto Charities are very pleased to continue this important philanthropic tradition by supporting the rebuilding of Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital,” Dennis Reilly, chair of Cavalletto Charities, said in a news release.
Funds to pay for the two-story, 152,000-square-foot Goleta building will come from hospital operations, tax-exempt bonds and community donations. The state is not providing funding to help hospitals meet the earthquake mandate.
The rebuild will double the size of the Emergency Department and expand the Surgery Department and the Center for Wound Management.