Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

85%

Patients that would definitely recommend
15% higher than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2020, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in gynecological surgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

13 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • 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
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • 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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80%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
11% higher than the national average

85%

Would definitely recommend
15% higher than the national average

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%82%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%80%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%64%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%86%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%55%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%62%66%

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%59%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%76%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Lopez is one of the most caring doctors I have met. She is thorough in her assessments and accurate with her prescriptions. I had not felt so heard and this well in a long time. I am so thankful I found her.

Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Lopez

She is a wonderful doctor - so smart and funny!

Revae Moran Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Taguchi

She is amazing! The first doctor who took the time to really listen to me and help me with health issues doctors have ignored for years (such as hypothyroidism). I can’t recommend Dr Wilson highly enough!

Jessica Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Wilson

Just a mill. Maybe you see the doc for 30 secs

Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Moelleken

Rodman Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Dirkx

Robert Rocha Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Tobis

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Taban

Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Baker

Barry Boen Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Gross

I would highly recommend Dr. Hogan. He is so personable and so skilled in what he does. I was told by one of the nurses that she would fly across the country to have a surgery done by Dr. Hogan. I agree.

Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Hogan

Marie Moran Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Pifer

I needed custom earplugs for sleeping and filtered plugs for loud concerts. I've never had impressions taken before. I found Alexander Audiology because of their reviews online. Roshanda took my ear impressions and the whole thing was easy and quick. I highly recommend them.

WM Jun 14 2020

Review for Melissa Alexander

Shawn listens and is compassionate.

S. M. Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Leposavic

Wonderful! Caring and thoughtful. Excellent bedside manner. Very reassuring and thorough!

Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Malone

Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. van Deventer

I love Dr. Presser Belkin! She is a wonderful doctor who truly cares for her patients. She is also very smart and has helped my family and I through difficult immunological health issues with finesse and wisdom. I highly recommend her.

Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Presser Belkin

Dr Yegiyants is an artist and a surgeon! We are lucky to have her in Santa Barbara. Her skills are out of this world and her new office likely leaves others in the dust. I have sent all my friends and family to see Dr. Yegiyants and staff and they cant thank me enough.

Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Yegiyants

Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Rudman

I’ve always had excellent advice and service.

Barbara Urbonas Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. McCaffery

Dr. Couvillon is an excellent specialist. He performed a procedure on my left eye called epi retinal membrane operation .. I have had no problems since; I am grateful for his expertise in this area. I highly recommend this specialist...Thank you.

Thelma Dover Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Couvillion

Awful doctor. Doesn’t listen to any of my symptoms and talks away my concerns then jumps right to prescribing Benzos without describing the potential side effects. She is awful and truly a life changing doctor for the worse

Andre56 May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Jansen

Quick and efficient

Rick F. May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Yegiyants

Bob May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Polito

Worst experience ever with any doctor I have ever known.

Bill Oliphant May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Gidney

Very competent

Bill Oliphant May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Doden

I highly recommend Dr Shepherd to anyone. He took great care of my wife who shattered her wrist after a fall. Not only he has great bedside manners, he was also very open to alternative treatment options for her second operation. He's a great doctor and a great human being.

Bernardo May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Shepherd

Mary May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Hogan

DEV May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Hueber

Wonderful caring human being!!!! Compassionate physician

May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Park

Dr. Winner has been working with my mother on many different medical issues. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. He takes his time with her and listens to what she is feeling. Great Doctor and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Mary Beth May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Winner

Lisa S May 20 2020

Review for Dr. West

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Cohen-Brown

Chelsea B. May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Wright

May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Bounoua

Incompetency. Unprofessional. Wasted much time and money as his office and Santa Barbara Surgery Center mismanaged my case. There are other urologists in Southern California who are well qualified to offer you good care. I suggest you find one and avoid the aggravation I experienced.

Mike Lavelle May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Laub

May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Wickman

Reviewer May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Gammon

Horrible experience with Dr. Kim at cottage Hospital ER. I will be sure to follow up with the hospital directly in regards to the lack of care and treatment my fiancé received while having a medical Emegency.

May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Kim

A compassionate and outstanding Cardiology physician, easy to communicate with and consistently demonstrated excellent knowledge of complex medical issues. He was always on time and greatly facilitated the various elements of care. Highly recommend.

Roger May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Jurewitz

Dr. read my medical information for the first time during our appt. right in front of me. Did not agree to run test I was sent to him to do in the first place. Did not make appt notes available to me. Wasted my time.

May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Laub

clare webber sohegain May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Bounoua

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Mester

J from SB May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Drake

Dee Sorich May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Hueber

Kathleen Rauber May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Pifer

The most advanced and friendly Doctor.

May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Allyn

Alexandra L Navarro May 06 2020

Review for Dr. West

Dr Zmolek did my hip replacement in 1991 when I was 28 and I was ecstatic that he was still practicing when I had my revision done.

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Zmolek

Dr. Annalisa Zox-Weaver May 04 2020

Review for Dr. Zerey

Dr. Derosa was able to remove difficult and very large polyps that 2 other doctors were not able to remove. In fact, one told me I should have surgery to have that part of my colon removed, or have 2 to 3 colonoscopies to remove them. Dr. Derosa removed them with just one colonoscopy. Thank you!

Darlene Frank May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Derosa

Excellent results and great care for the patient.

Bill May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Hueber

Dr. Hueber is a very knowledgeable and caring physician. He listened very carefully to my issues and devised a great treatment plan. Thanks Dr. Hueber!

May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Hueber

Dr. hueber is very professional and caring. His staff are very helpful and considerate. I highly recommend him to anyone with a urology problem.

RICHARD MORININI Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Hueber

Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Taban

Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Maguire

The best! Does anyone know where Dr. West is practicing now (April 2020)

Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. West

Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Byers

B. Ginder Santa Barbara, CA Apr 12 2020

Review for Dr. Wright

He was great with my sciatica and has been gone now for over 6 months.

Jeff B Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Pires

Excellent!

Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Hahn

Dr. Chacko is a great physician who we are lucky to have in our community. She is super smart, thorough and kind. She performed two procedures for me and my experience with her all the way through was positive.

Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Chacko

Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Trautwein

Attentive and thoughtful doctor

Ryan T Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Bernstein

Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Spiegel

Bir Rai Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Gagneja

I have been a patient of Dr. Dirkx for 3 years. He is superb. I never feel rushed, he carefully explains things, is reassuring, and best of all, his treatment works.

Carl Crown Mar 30 2020

Review for Dr. Dirkx

Mar 28 2020

Review for Dr. Gallivan

Mar 28 2020

Review for Dr. Park

Dr. Shepherd is incredibly professional, knowledgeable and he spent the time to clearly explain the situation.

Paul Mar 23 2020

Review for Dr. Shepherd

Gala Mar 23 2020

Review for Dr. Rives

Santa Barbara Mar 22 2020

Review for Dr. Zmolek

Talented plastic surgeon, highly recommended

Jasmin S. Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Yegiyants

Chronic sinusitis

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. McCaffery

Excellent primary physician. Spends time inquiring about the person. Listens to needs and questions with appropriate answering.

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Morf

I had ptosis and Dr. Taban did an excellent job making my eyes equal. Very good surgeon!!

Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Taban

Dr Segal has treated me successfully for lower back and arthritic knee issues for ten years. His ability to diagnose and treat these problems are superb.

Robert Cobb Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Segal

Kim A. Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Cohen-Brown

MG Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Hueber

Love Dr. Matti Jansen. She always makes me feel comfortable and has amazing bedside manner. She really is the best!

Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Jansen

Seems to have some kind of problem with ability to interact appropriately with patients. I recommend caution in hiring him.

Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Gidney

Louis Wooldridge Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Wright

Amazing. Rarely have I encountered such a merging of personableness, clarity of explanation, willingness to describe range of diagnostic and treatment options, communication of care for the patient, and a reassuring intertwining of professionalism and graciousness. Thank you.

Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Dasilva

He did an eyebrow lift, eyelid lift and neck. I am extremely pleased with the results! He was recommended to me by two other doctors who said he is the best

Paul B Mar 08 2020

Review for Dr. Taban

Dr Rink saved my husband’s life about 22 years ago when he was diagnosed with diverticulitis. He has stayed on a strict diet given to him by Dr Rink. We haven’t seen him in over 22 years but he certainly saved my husband’s life

Sloane Sally Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Rink

So smart just love her She will give you as much time as she can Very busy lady but I will see no one else Trust her with my life,,,, what else is there to say

Susan McKay Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Taguchi

Dr Belkin is thoughtful and kind. An excellent doctor. He takes excellent care of my elderly mother.

RRolland Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Belkin

no pain and fast

Teri J. Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Leposavic

EB Feb 23 2020

Review for Dr. Park

Livie Schwerdt Feb 22 2020

Review for Dr. Drake

Cecily mcclelland Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Nathani

IncredibleEb Feb 17 2020

Review for Dr. Lowenstein

Feb 12 2020

Review for Dr. Schooler

Dr Benton was personable, professional and well acquainted with me and my needs and results before I arrived. I found him to be helpful and quick to resolve my issues. I would recommend him to anyone!

Peggy Tredway Feb 12 2020

Review for Dr. Ashlock

Nicole Fabela Feb 10 2020

Review for Dr. Spiegel

Annual Wellness Visit- an excellent physician with a great staff. He takes time to answer questions and will return phone calls and e-mails. The best physician I have had in the last 30 years.

Joe W. Dobbs Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Bordofsky

Well when was 12 I tore my foot completely off. After a 23 hour surgery he successfully reattached it. With successfully aligning the growth plates which allowed my leg to grow ! I just turned 40 and have very minor pains to that ankle! Need I say more! This man is amazing ! Thank you Dr. Zmolek

Feb 04 2020

Review for Dr. Zmolek

Location

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

400 W Pueblo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105