Spring 2013


Dear Physician Colleagues,


Welcome to the third edition of Cottage Children's Hospital magazine, a biannual publication that introduces you to our physicians and helps you become more familiar with our programs and scope of services.


Cottage Children's Hospital (CCH) provides comprehensive care to ill and injured infants, children and adolescents through our neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, acute inpatient pediatrics services, and outpatient subspecialty clinics.


CCH is also a proud member of the Children's Hospital Association (CHA), which was formed in 2011 to bring together the strengths and talents of three organizations:

the Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA), the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI), and the National Association of Children's Hospitals (NACH).  As a member of CHA, we are joined by over 220 other children's hospitals from across the country with the purpose of enhancing the care of hospitalized pediatric patients.


I hope you will take the opportunity to enjoy this publication, and to contact us if we can be of service to you and the children to whom you provide care.




Curtis B. Pickert, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Chief of Medical Services
Medical Director, PICU and Acute Pediatrics
Cottage Children’s Hospital
Santa Barbara




Spring 2013 Issue

Helping Kids "Breathe Easy"

Kristen Hughes, MD

Augmenting the Best of Children's Surgery

Charles J. Stolar, MD

Correcting "Lazy Eye"

Mark Silverberg, MD

Helping Newborns Heal Themselves

Steven C. Barkley, MD, and
Stella Riddell, RN

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