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Cottage Health Awards and Accreditations

Quality

  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (SBCH) and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital (GVCH) are two of just nine California hospitals to earn a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and are the only hospitals to rate five-stars on the Central Coast. Only 102 hospitals out of 4,600 in the United States achieved this important patient care distinction.
  • CalNoc for “Best Performance in Falls with Injury” for 2015.

Learn about the 5 Star rated quality at Cottage Health


Heart & Vascular Center

  • Blue Distinction Center® for Cardiac Care by Blue Shield of California, which means you receive safe, top-quality care from highly trained medical staff
  • STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center, which means you can get a potentially lifesaving angioplasty in less than 90 minutes—the national standard—at any time of day or night

Learn more about the treatments and services offered at the Cottage Heart & Vascular Center


Center for Orthopedics

Our joint replacement program—the first one on California’s Central Coast to achieve Primary Certification from The Joint Commission for both knee and hip replacement also received the:

  • Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission, America’s foremost independent healthcare accrediting agency
  • Blue Distinction Center designation from the national Blue Cross Blue Shield companies, which uses rigorous, evidence-based, objective criteria

Learn more about treatments and services offered at the Cottage Center for Orthopedics


Neuroscience Institute

  • Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission - First Central Coast Primary Stroke Center (2009)

Learn more about the treatments and services offered at the Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute


Nursing

  • 2014 - Cleveland Clinic’s Best Practice of the Year Award: Teach Back (Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital)
  • 2014 - Dodi Gauthier received the Distinguished Professional Service Award, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Learn More about Nursing at Cottage Health


Center for Advanced Imaging

  • American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited for CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Mammography, and Lung Cancer Screening
  • Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission

Learn more about services offered at the Cottage Center for Advanced Imaging


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

  • Recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) as a participating hospital achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care

Learn more about services available at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital


Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

  • Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital is a member of the California Critical Access Hospital Network
  • 2014-15 Top 20 Best Practice Critical Access Hospital for Patient Satisfaction
  • Certified Nurses Improving Care of Hospitalized Elderly (NICHE) Hospital 

Learn more about services available at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital


Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Nationally Recognized for Advanced Rehabilitation Care
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission, and by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in these program categories: Brain Injury Specialty Programs, Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs, and Stroke Specialty Programs.
  • Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Jr. Wheelchair Sports Camp
  • National Health Foundation Hospital Hero Award

Learn more about services available at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital


Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Care Management

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® Certification for Wound Care and Treatment Center of Distinction Award and 2015 Center of Excellence Award

Learn more about the treatments and services offered at the Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Care Management


Cottage Health Designations and Awards

  • Rated by Fortune and Great Place to Work as one of Top 20 Best Places to Work in Health Care
  • American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite Platinum Achievement (highest level), 2009 –2015

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National Leader in Hospital Care

Cottage Health - CMS 5 Star Rating for Quality

Only 2.2 percent of hospitals evaluated earned the government’s first-ever 5-Star rating for overall quality and safety. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital were two of them.

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