Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Opening

Founded in 1966, the not-for-profit Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital is licensed for 48-bed acute care beds, admits 1,700 patients a year, receives 24,000 emergency room visits and nearly 30,000 outpatient visits per year.

The hospital is recognized for its Breast Imaging Center, the Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management and the Center for Orthopedics.

Some of the features of the new hospital include:

  • An expanded Emergency Department. With 20 patient rooms, almost all of which are private, our board-certified emergency physicians can handle increasing demand for services with speed and personal attention.
  • 52 private rooms for medical, surgical and intensive care: We thoughtfully planned features to best meet patient needs.
  • The Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management: Nationally distinguished for excellence in patient satisfaction and clinical results, the center now has four hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers, which accelerate healing.
  • Cottage Center for Orthopedics at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital: Cottage Health’s knee and hip replacement programs have received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission.
  • Seven surgical suites: State-of-the-art facilities support our facial reconstruction and orthopedics programs as well as general and plastic surgeries.
  • Digital 3D Mammography™ exams that provide better, earlier breast cancer detection for our patients.
  • Healing Arts: We’ve incorporated 280 pieces of local artwork throughout the hospital to comfort, inspire and celebrate the beauty of Goleta Valley.

Cottage Center for OrthopedicsCottage Center for Orthopedics

Stay active through all stages of life. Our talented medical professionals will help keep you moving. In 2014, the Center performed over 1,000 joint replacements, more than anyone else on California’s Central Coast.

At Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, we are glad to provide the nationally recognized services of Cottage Center for Orthopedics to our community.

Distinguished Joint Replacement Care

Gold Seal Blue Distinction

The Cottage Center for Orthopedics joint replacement program is the only Center on California’s Central Coast to achieve Primary Certification from The Joint Commission, the nation’s top independent health care accreditor.
Our knee and hip replacement program has also received:

  • Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission
  • Blue Distinction Center designation from the national Blue Cross Blue Shield companies

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital has skilled orthopedic surgeons, an experienced support team and a new state-of-the-art surgical suite. We also offer thoughtful preparation and resources. Before surgery, patients attend a joint replacement class and go through a screening that includes time with a dietician, physical therapist and case manager. After surgery, patients receive physical therapy at least twice a day during their hospital stay to put them on the path to long-term success.

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Emergency DepartmentGoleta Valley Cottage Emergency Department

Whether time is clearly critical, or you just need to make sure everything’s OK, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital’s Emergency Department is ready for you, around the clock, with care from board-certified emergency physicians.

Our Emergency Department more than doubled in size with the building of our new hospital so we can best meet Goleta Valley’s growing needs.

Emergency Department Features:

  • Larger waiting room with comfortable new furniture
  • Twenty treatment rooms
  • Upgraded exam equipment and surgical lighting in each room
  • Negative pressure room to help fight infections
  • Adjacent access to imaging services – X-ray, ultrasound, CT scans, PET-CT, vascular imaging
  • Decontamination shower at outside entrance for chemical exposure cases
  • Expert care available through Cottage Center for Orthopedics

Follow this link to learn more about the services and features at the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Emergency Department

Prepare for an Emergency Visit

Always call 9-1-1 if you suspect a heart attack or stroke, or if someone has stopped breathing. An emergency medical crew can start treatment right away, shorten time to the hospital and help our staff best prepare for arrival.

The Ridley-Tree Center for Wound ManagementRidley-Tree Center for Wound Management Goleta Staff

Our team of wound care specialists at The Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management will design a treatment plan to meet your individual needs and keep you involved in the treatment process. The Center features private treatment rooms and state-of-the-art hyperbaric technology that serves more than 13,000 patients a year.

What Types of Wounds Do We Treat?

Any wound that has not begun to heal in 2 weeks, or has not healed completely in 6 weeks, may benefit from our Advanced Wound Center. We treat wounds that result from a number of conditions, including:

  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Pressure and Vascular Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Non-Healing Surgical Wounds
  • Infected Wounds
  • Chronic Wounds

Follow this link to learn more about the Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management

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Hospital Visitor Policy Update

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To maintain hospital safety for ongoing care, Cottage Health continues to use both Public Health Department recommendations and the current community transmission rate in making decisions on temporary visitor limitations.

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GVCH Earns Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Accreditation

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for advanced hip and knee replacement by demonstrating continuous compliance with performance standards.

Gold Seal of Approval®

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Make a Difference

Follow this link for information on how to donate to the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation. You may also call 805-681-6468 or 805-696-7918