Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Department Begins Renovation Project
Illustration of future ED at SBCH
The Emergency Department at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is preparing for a renovation and expansion to increase future capacity and serve growing community needs. During this work, patients and visitors will use a new entrance beginning Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 6:00 a.m.
The Emergency Department location on Junipero Street will not change. The new entry remains accessible from the same parking lot as the previous entrance, and the driveway remains on Junipero Street.
Staff will be onsite to assist patients and visitors arriving for care.
On Monday, February 28, the renovation work will begin. Portions of the original ED will be closed as a temporary interior wall is placed to allow ongoing work during the expansion. This will result in a temporary reduction of ED space during the first 18 months of the project, and staff are prepared to manage and adapt workflows in the reconfigured space.