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Cottage Health by the Numbers

Cottage Health is a private, not-for-profit community organization. Our sole purpose is to provide outstanding medical care to the communities we serve.

Together our hospitals—in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and the Santa Ynez Valley—provide a range and quality of services rarely found in communities of our size, and are consistently among the most efficiently managed healthcare providers in California.

A volunteer board of directors from the community provides strategic direction and fiscal management of the System. Board members are not paid for this service, and they contribute generously to support our hospitals.

2015  Stats

  • Licensed Beds - 513
  • Patients Admitted - 19,651
  • Days of Inpatient Care - 94,487
  • Number of Surgeries - 13,308
  • Babies Delivered - 2,257
  • Emergency Department Visits - 75,852
  • Outpatient Visits (e.g., lab, X ray) - 119,288
  • Employees (full-time equivalents) - 2,422
  • Volunteers - 1,000+
  • Volunteer Hours - 100,000+
  • Medical Staff Physicians - 700+
  • Physicians in Residency Programs - 60

Hospitals and Clinical Programs 

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

1,600+ annual admissions
18,000+ annual ED visits

  • 24 / 7 Emergency Department 
  • Breast Care Center
    • Digital mammography
    • DEXA bone density screening
  • Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management
  • Cottage Center for Orthopedics
  • Oral / maxillofacial surgery
  • Outpatient Therapy Services

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

200+ annual admissions
7,000+ ED visits

  • 24 / 7 ED 
  • Imaging Services: digital mammography, MRI, CT, DEXA, ultrasound
  • Surgical services, outpatient surgical procedures and endoscopy
  • Cardiac rehabilitation program
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Outpatient infusion therapy services
  • Laboratory services
  • Physician specialty clinics
  • Center for Wound Management
  • Surgical services including cataract and endoscopy

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

18,000+ annual admissions
46,000+ annual ED visits

Neuroscience Institute

  • Neurology
  • Stroke program
  • Neurovascular disease treatment
  • Neurovascular surgery
  • Neurointerventional surgery
  • Tumor program
  • Neurosurgery for spine and back
  • Bi-planar angiography suite

Cottage Center for Advanced Imaging

  • MRI
  • CT Coronary Angiography
  • MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Radiography (X-ray)
  • Digital Mammography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Computed Tomography (CT-scan)
  • Interventional radiology

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Adaptive programs
  • Assistive technology
  • Caregiver resources
  • Support groups
  • Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp
  • Think First Injury Prevention program
  • CARF accreditation in brain injury specialty programs, comprehensive integrated inpatient programs and stroke specialty programs

Cottage Center for Orthopedics

  • Comprehensive joint replacement program – hip and knee
  • Foot and ankle care
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Hand and upper extremity
  • Physical therapy
  • Imaging
  • Occupational therapy
  • Inpatient and outpatient surgery
  • Spine care
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Sports medicine

Heart and Vascular Center

  • Comprehensive cardiac services
  • Cardiovascular surgery / intervention
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • DaVinci robot-assisted cardiothoracic procedures

MacDougall Eye Center

  • Surgical and diagnostic ophthalmological services
  • Vitrectomy for retina disease and detachment
  • DSEK corneal transplant
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Pediatric eye procedures
  • Treatment of eye trauma
  • Laser procedures
  • Cataract surgery with Intraocular lens implants

Level II Trauma Center

  • 24-hour coverage 
  • Trauma specialists on call around the clock
  • Complete surgical and diagnostic facilities immediately available
  • Trauma case management including dedicated trauma nurse coordinators
  • Helipad for transport

Psychiatric Services

  • Inpatient / outpatient
  • Alcohol and drug dependency programs
  • Cottage Residential Center
  • San Luis Obispo outpatient clinic

Cottage Children’s Medical Center

  • Dedicated acute care pediatric unit
  • Level III NICU
  • Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
  • PICU
  • Advanced pediatric minimally invasive surgery
  • Hematology / oncology 
  • Endocrine and diabetes clinic
  • Gastroenterology clinic
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Cardiology
  • Radiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dedicated pediatric / neonatal transport system
  • San Luis Obispo Pediatric Clinics
  • Child life specialist

Additional Services

  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • Palliative Care Consultation Services
  • Brittingham Family Women’s Services – Maternity / Birth Center
  • Bariatric surgery program
  • Healthy Balance Weight Management program
  • Healing Arts Program
  • SAGE Medical Library / medical information resources

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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