Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is a 483-bed acute care teaching hospital and trauma center, the largest of its kind between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. The hospital was founded in 1888 by 50 women determined to provide a healthcare facility for the growing community of Santa Barbara.

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Now with annual admissions of more than 18,000 patients, nearly 44,400 emergency department visits, and 2,350 births, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is renowned for the breadth of its services: 

Its medical staff of more than 700 physicians includes specialists in all major clinical areas, many of whom are involved in the training and education of new physicians in the hospital’s internal medicine, general surgery and radiology residency programs.


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
2013 Fact Sheet

Originally founded 1888
Type of institution   Acute-care teaching hospital
Admissions   18,204
Days of inpatient care   83,338
ED visits   44,397
Annual births   2,349
Operating expenses   $523.6 million
Employees (FTEs)   2,216


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