Awards and Designations

Cottage Health

  • #10 for Best Places to Work in Health Care 2019 by Fortune & Great Place to Work 
  • 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® from Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Designated STEMI Receiving Center

Center for Orthopedics

  • Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission
  • Blue Distinction Center from Blue Cross Blue Shield

Neuroscience Institute

  • Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers 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

  • Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission
  • 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)

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

  • Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission
  • Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission

  • Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

  • 2018 Excellence in Professionalism Award, American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN)

  • Designated Baby-Friendly® hospital by Baby-Friendly USA Inc.

  • Smart Care California C-section Honor Roll for reducing C-sections

  • 5-star rating by CMS, 5 quarters

  • Level I Adult Trauma Center

  • Level II Pediatric 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

  • Blue Distinction Center-Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery from Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • 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

  • 2019 Top 20 Best Practices in Patient Satisfaction designation, National Rural Health Association

  • Stroke Ready certified by The Joint Commission and Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services

  • 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 Awards for Center of Excellence and Center of Distinction from Healogics

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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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