Saving Lives at Cottage Children's Hospital


Cottage Children’s Hospital relies on your support to provide the absolute best in care for children throughout Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas; kids like Dominic, Bradley, Ava, and many more.


Your support goes to research and training, purchasing equipment, and paying for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many kids as possible. Cottage annually provides more than $10 million in care to those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Support Cottage Children’s Hospital when you visit these local businesses

Buy a Miracle Balloon at

•  Rite Aid: April 6 - May 24
•  Costco: May 1 – May 31
•  Walmart: May 1 – June 11
•  Walgreens June 1 – 30
•  Corner Store (Valero's) June 1 – 30
•  Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma Intimates: May 1 – June 30

Buy a Care for Kids Cup at

•  Blenders in the Grass:
   May 1 –  May 31


Cottage Children’s Hospital is a regional referral center for the medical needs of infants, toddlers, children and teens in the tri-county area (Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties), the greater Los Angeles area, and the inland region of California, and has earned a reputation for excellence by drawing some of the nation’s top pediatric specialists (add link to peds statt directory page) to our community.


Cottage is the only pediatric trauma center between San Jose and Los Angeles and one of only seven such facilities in California certified by the American College of Surgeons, with medical specialists available around the clock to provide immediate life-saving care to childhood trauma patients.  Cottage also established the region’s first neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care unit as well.

In 2013, more than 1,400 children were admitted to Cottage Children’s Hospital, including 322 whose lives were saved in our pediatric intensive care unit. In addition, there were over 7,000 pediatric visits to our Emergency Department and more than 4,000 visits to our Grotenhuis Pediatric Multispecialty Clinics in Santa Barbara and Pismo Beach. We also cared for 322 newborns in our neonatal intensive care unit in 2013.











We are grateful for the support of individuals and local businesses and foundations, both directly and through customer donations at retail businesses that partner with Cottage Children’s Hospital or with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.


For more information on how to make a contribution to Cottage Children's Hospital, call (805) 879-8980. You may also use the online donation page and note that you would like your gift directed to children's services at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.


Local businesses: Partner with Cottage Children’s Hospital to help us reach out to the community to garner financial support and raise awareness about the critical services provided to thousands of children each year. Contact Audrie Krause at  or at (805) 879-8985 for information about local fundraising programs, Miracle Balloon Campaigns and/or Miracle Kids Day.


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