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California's Central Coast

As a Cottage Health employee, you’ll live and work in one of the most special places imaginable.

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Life Where You Love It

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What makes the Santa Barbara region so special? Nestled between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find a community full of outdoor recreational opportunities, healthy and fresh food options, arts and cultural events, world-class educational institutions and Cottage Health—a not-for-profit health system committed to providing patient-centered care for the community for more than 130 years.

In 1888, a group of 50 Santa Barbara women recognized it was time for the growing community to have a hospital—a facility dedicated to the well-being and good health of all residents. From this vision, Cottage Health has grown into the largest health system on California’s Central Coast.

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We recruit the best and brightest in health care. Today, Cottage Health is nationally recognized for its superior health care with a medical staff of more than 700 physicians, nearly 4,000 employees, and an academic teaching hospital for some of the top residents in our country in internal medicine, general surgery, diagnostic radiology and pediatrics.

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One of the Top 20 Best Places to Work in Health Care

Our employees share their passion for this place we love. We offer some special benefits as a Cottage employee—from our highly-ranked Total Rewards program to free onsite yoga classes to an array of investments in your professional future.

We take great pride in treating our employees well and honoring their service and longevity.

You’ll even find an onsite Farmers Market at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital offering fresh, organic, local-grown produce. And we’re proud to provide healthy, nourishing, sustainable food to our patients, visitors and employees. In fact, our cooking is done from scratch and prepared fresh daily as part of our commitment to healthy eating.

So, whether it’s a morning surf before work, a sunset walk on the shores of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara or Goleta, a bike ride through the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, an evening out to hear a symphony or an afternoon at one of our world-class museums, you are sure to feel a bit of the magic that is the Santa Barbara region.

Cottage Health is a Member of the Coastal Housing Partnership

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Established in 1987 by a coalition of local companies concerned about losing valuable talent to cost of living concerns, Coastal Housing Partnership has provided housing benefits to local employees in the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Coastal Housing Partnership supports employees on their path to home ownership, helping them establish roots and connect with the community. Benefits include home buying education, rental and rental search assistance, mortgage refinancing assistance, home buying resources and more.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Cottage Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cottage Health applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, transgender, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of the relationship between Cottage Health and an applicant or employee. Cottage Health is committed to upholding discrimination-free hiring practices. We strive to cultivate an environment where exceptional people bring diverse perspectives and find belonging, support and connection to their work.