Cottage Health System Makes National 'Best Places to Work' List
SANTA BARBARA - Cottage Health System has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for the year 2014. The top-100 list recognizes U.S. healthcare organizations that foster employee excellence, quality care and outstanding programs and services.
The Modern Healthcare survey is completed by employees and assesses employer strength in areas such as culture and communications, working environment, training and education, and salary and benefits.
Cottage is the region’s largest private employer, with 3,500 employees. The health system is designated an American Heart Association “Fit Friendly” workplace and offers its employees wellness benefits, including onsite chair massage, yoga classes and a weekly farmers market, and offers affordable childcare services at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital campus. More than 81 employees have affordable homes at Bella Riviera, which was developed with funding from the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation.
Chicago-based Modern Healthcare is a magazine, established in 1976, that covers the U.S. healthcare industry and publishes statistical rankings.