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2017 Awards and Designations

Cottage Health

  • Environmental Sustainability Certificate, Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), 2017
  • Hospital Quality Institute 2017 C. Duane Dauner Quality Award finalist for Turning Up the HEAT (harm event action team) on Harm

Heart & Vascular Center

  • Blue Distinction Center® for Cardiac Care by Blue Shield of California
  • Designated STEMI Receiving Center

Center for Orthopedics

  • Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission
  • Blue Distinction Center designation from the national Blue Cross Blue Shield companies

Neuroscience Institute

  • Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission

Center for Advanced Imaging

  • American College of Radiology accredited for CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Mammography, and Lung Cancer Screening

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

  • 4- and 5-star ratings by CMS
  • 5-star CMS rating for patient experience
  • 2017 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience (Inpatient)
  • Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Program

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

  • 2018 Excellence in Professionalism Award, Amercian Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN)
  • Baby Friendly designation
  • 5-star rating by CMS, 5 quarters
  • Level I Adult Trauma Center
  • Recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) as achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care
  • ACOS Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation
  • ACOS Cancer Program Accreditation
  • Sustainability Certificate from Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association
  • Joint Commission Sepsis Certification
  • Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) certification for Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

  • 2018 Top 20 Best Practices in Patient Satisfaction designation, National Rural Health Association
  • 4-star CMS rating
  • Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience (ED)
  • California Critical Access Hospital Network member
  • Certified Nurses Improving Care of Hospitalized Elderly (NICHE) Hospital

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Brain Injury Specialty Programs, Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs and Stroke Specialty Programs.

Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Care Management

  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Wound Care and Treatment Center of Distinction Award
  • National Award of Excellence and Center of Distinction designation from Healogics.

Orfalea Children’s Center

  • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

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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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