When Moments Count

The Cottage Emergency / Trauma Center


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is verified as a comprehensive Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Agency.  It means that a finely tuned network of response teams is always ready to treat the most critical emergencies in our region.  Hospital coverage by experienced surgical and medical experts like ours is extraordinarily important in boosting one's chances of survival and recovery.

Our Trauma Center responds to trauma emergencies throughout Santa Barbara County, as well as parts of Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Trauma Center is the only comprehensive trauma center on the Central Coast between Ventura and San Jose.

Further enhancing regional care, SBCH is a trauma research facility, making significant contributions to the emergency medicine field. Its mission is to facilitate and conduct important research related to trauma, surgery, and surgical critical care.

Help us guarantee the provision of state-of-the-art, life-saving equipment for the new SBCH's expanded emergency / trauma center. A life could depend on it.



Gifts may be made in a variety of forms including cash, securities, real estate, and bequests by will.


You may make a donation online, over the phone, or by mail. All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible.


The gift of health is priceless. Please help Cottage in our continuing efforts to keep our community healthy and safe.


Contact us for information on how we can meet your charitable giving and estate planning objectives:


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation

David Dietrich

Vice President, Advancement

(805) 879-8980

PO Box 689

Santa Barbara  CA  93102






His skull was fractured. He lost consciousness just when he entered the hospital's doors.


Jorden is here today because the community was here for Cottage, helping to create a hospital well-equipped to respond to the most serious injuries like the severe head trauma and bleeding of the brain that Jorden suffered after falling off his skateboard.


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