Healthy Living

Mar 16, 2010 3:09 PM by Carina Corral

Groundbreaking for the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital


A groundbreaking ceremony held yesterday kicked off construction work for a new hospital on the Central Coast.

The new Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital will include 20 Emergency Room beds (up from the current 8 rooms), 6 Surgical suites (up from current 4 suites), a dedicated endoscopy suite, 44 private Medical/Surgical rooms, 8 Intensive Care Unit rooms and 4 hyperbaric oxygen chambers (up from 2 chambers).

It is being built to meet the new 2013 state seismic standards.

Instead of retrofitting the current 46-year-old facility, Cottage Health System officials decided to re-build.

According to GVCH, although the state is requiring the work, it is providing no funding to help hospitals.

The $103 project will take two years to complete.

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