Critical Care Services

Cottage's Critical Care Units provide state-of-the-art care around the clock.

The 15-bed Intensive Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and 18-bed Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, and 8-bed Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital are prepared to provide comprehensive Critical Care services for any unforeseen event including Trauma, Cardiac, Neurovascular diseases, and many other chronic and acute serious illnesses. Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital has a 24-hour Emergency Department equipped to handle a wide range of emergency services.

Our Critical Care registered nurses provide expert care to critically ill patients and are knowledgeable sources of information for patients and their families.

The MICU and SICU at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital have received the Beacon Award for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing from the American Association of Critical Care nurses fore the past 2 years. The Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence recognizes Critical Care Units that achieve the highest quality outcomes.

At Cottage, we encourage family and friends to be part of the patient's care team and to ask questions. Visiting hours are generally open and based on patient and family discretion as well as the condition of the patient.