Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital


Patients that would definitely recommend
20% higher than the national average

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital is a medical facility located in Santa Barbara, CA. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and Joint Replacement Excellence Award™.


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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was better than expected

  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
19% higher than the national average


Would definitely recommend
20% higher than the national average

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well


Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well


Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients


Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home


Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital


Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff


Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

National Average


Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night



Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean



Provider Reviews

Joe A Oct 16 2020

Review for Dr. Tobis

no visit possible

Oct 15 2020

Review for Dr. Kempe-Mehl

I like Dr Morf He's very nice, wait is short, explains things listens answers questions Staff friendly

Oct 13 2020

Review for Dr. Morf

DR Matthew Harrison, is outstanding! He's very quiet but very caring. I had surgery on my right ankle and so far I feel great. I won't write a book about it, but I highly recommend that you go to him. Special thanks to his assistant Alex.

Iris Lopez Oct 09 2020

Review for Dr. Harrison

Dr. Kenly was so helpful. He really was so kind, and informative. I appreciate his help.

Ari Smith Oct 06 2020

Review for Dr. Kenly


Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

351 S Patterson Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

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