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West Bank Community Donates $ 100,000 to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation Investment Fund | Good for Santa Barbara

Posted on November 15, 2021
| 3:18 p.m.

Source: Martin E. Plourd for Community West Bank

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Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Vice President Arie Dejong receives a big check from Community West Bank CEO Marty Plourd and Community West Bancshares Board Chairman Bill Peeples. (Courtesy photo)

The West Bank community donated $ 100,000 to the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation for the fundraising campaign to expand and improve the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital by relocating it from Santa Barbara to the Goleta Hospital campus Valley Cottage.

Marty Plourd, CEO of Community West Bank, and Bill Peeples, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Community West Bancshares, presented the check to Arie Dejong, Vice President of Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and Therapy Services .

“Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital are trusted and vital community resources, helping to restore the health of residents and their families throughout Santa Barbara County and beyond,” Plourd said. . “The West Bank community is proud to help expand Cottage Health’s services.

“Community West Bank was founded in Goleta, under the name Goleta National Bank, and has a long and proud history of supporting Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital,” said Peeples. “We are very happy to do our part to support the hospital and the community where we live and operate. ”

“Cottage is deeply grateful for our partnership with Community West Bank,” said Dejong. “Their trust and generous support will inspire others to participate in the project and help provide the best health care to our patients and the community.

“Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital cares for patients with head trauma, stroke complications, spinal cord injuries and a wide range of conditions requiring physical rehabilitation.

“Our patients, who represent a representative sample of our entire community, are surrounded by clinicians, state-of-the-art equipment and rehabilitation expertise to achieve their recovery goals,” he said. “This gift will have a direct impact on the journey of each patient.”

To learn more about the fundraising campaign, contact Senior Philanthropy Executives Tanya Gonzales, 805-451-8199, or Dani Kent, 805-660-2496. Learn more about the West Bank community at