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Below is a status update as of January 26, 2021.
Cottage Health is caring for a total of 324 patients across all campuses.
At Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital:226 are acute care patients; 5 acute care beds remain available.
Of the 226 acute care patients, 24 patients are on ventilators. 87 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators).
Of the 226 acute care patients, 92 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms; 85 are confirmed COVID-19 positive.
Of the 92 patients in isolation, 26 are in critical care.
SBCH adult critical care available capacity: 11.1%
From Jan 11-17 5,335 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 770 positive, 4,565
From Jan 18-24 5,168 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 594 positive, 4,440 negative, 134 pending
Cottage Health (SBCH, GVCH, SYVCH): Potential Surge Capacity
SBCH Adult Critical Care Available Capacity: 5 beds (11.1)%
*Does not include Psychiatry or Rehabilitation
**Effective April 22, 2020, reporting guidelines by California Department of Public Health, modified "Confirmed Patients" to include only those with a positive laboratory test.
***Laboratory tests ordered and collected by Cottage. Laboratory results take up to four (4) days to result.
Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons, an Infectious Disease specialist, shares the latest information and data on COVID-19 for Santa Barbara County.
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January 20, 2021
Ron Werft, Cottage Health President & CEO, shares an update with the community.
Dr. Marc Zerey explains how Cottage is prepared to protect your health.
Dr. Steven Barkley talks about the importance of not delaying care for your child.
Dr. Joseph Aragon talks about the importance of not delaying care when you need it.
Cottage Health is prepared to provide safe ongoing care in our community.
Cottage's emergency rooms are open for all needs. Precautions have been taken to protect patients from exposure to COVID-19.
The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital is fully staffed and open for all patients and all emergency care needs.
Cottage Health is prepared to provide ongoing care in our community and has isolation precautions in place to provide care for this and other respiratory illnesses.