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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Honors First Responders and Caregivers at Tiara Ball 2018


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation recently welcomed more than 500 guests to its annual black-tie gala, the Tiara Ball, held March 10, 2018, at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Goleta.

This year’s event raised over $504,000 to benefit emergency, trauma and critical care services at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Tiara Ball 2018 honored the first responders, hospital employees and medical staff who provided aid to those impacted by the fire and debris flow disasters.

Representatives from seven local first responder agencies attended the Tiara Ball as special guests.

They included members from the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department, Santa Barbara City Fire Department, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Montecito Fire Protection District, Santa Barbara Police Department, California Highway Patrol and American Medical Response  (emergency ambulance service).

The Tiara Ball is organized by a 16-member committee comprised of community volunteers and hospital staff. Alexandra Nourse was chair of this year’s event.

Speakers for the evening’s program were Mrs. Nourse; Steven Ainsley, Chair of the Cottage Health Board of Directors; and Ron Werft, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cottage Health.
A video was shown sharing the reflections of Cottage employees who were instrumental in taking care of patients and their families following the debris flow disaster.

View the video here: www.cottagehealth.org/tiaraball.

“We extend our deepest thanks to all who have supported the Tiara Ball and we honor the heroic work of first responders and caregivers,” Mr. Werft said. “The funds we raised will allow us to continue to provide the very best care to our patients, families and community.”

Tiara Ball 2018 Top Sponsors include:
Heart Sponsors
Geri and Jerry Bidwell
The Bollag Family
Chivaroli & Associates Insurance Services
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
Emerald Sponsors
David and Anna Grotenhuis
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
NTT DATA Services
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

For more information about the Tiara Ball and ways to support Cottage Health, visit www.cottagehealth.org/tiaraball.


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