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™ (2021, 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
17% 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

Dr. Guier is incredibly bright, compassionate, diligent and thorough. He gets to the bottom of a diagnosis and is able to identify and solve problems that other physicians have missed. I would highly recommend him.

Grateful patient, Santa Barbara Oct 14 2021

Review for Dr. Guier

Have been a patient of Dr. Kenly for years. As a physician, he is technically excellent. He pe5rsonable, and has excellent "bedside manners". And he actually has an excellent and rare knowledge of insurance systems. You can't go wrong, I would highly recommend him to be your Doctor.

Donald F. Caetano Ph.d. Oct 10 2021

Review for Dr. Kenly

Very knowledgable, thorough and nice guy. I really appreciate his efforts on my behalf, regarding my prostate cancer diagnosis, discussion of treatment alternatives, robotic prostatectomy, and subsequent followup visits.

Oct 06 2021

Review for Dr. Tobis

Troy Sep 24 2021

Review for Dr. Golan

Massive pain from lower 2 vertabrae collapse. 2 ortho surgeons wanted to do invasive surgery. Dr Zusmer gave me hope. Sure enough-he got rid of the pain w/a cortisone injection. Just before he did the procedure, he told me he thought it would help and smiled.

Sep 16 2021

Review for Dr. Zusmer


Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

351 S Patterson Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

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