Prepared When It Matters Most

On California’s Central Coast, Cottage Health has earned the reputation of providing premier medical care and the most comprehensive health […more…]

Cottage Health

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Vice President for Advancement: David Dietrich


To provide superior health care for and improve the health of our communities through a commitment to our core values of excellence, integrity, and compassion.

Good health is essential to the quality of life for everyone in our region. Offering your time as a volunteer or your resources through charitable support helps to keep our community hospitals strong and ready when our families, friends, and neighbors need care.
Gretchen Milligan
Montecito resident,
former Cottage Health Board Chair,
and volunteer member of Cottage’s Reaching
Higher Together campaign task force

How Philanthropic Support Makes a Difference

As of October 2021, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation had raised $110 million toward an ambitious $130 million comprehensive campaign called Reaching Higher Together, which it expects to complete by the end of 2022. The campaign has four focus areas of support: excellence and innovation; emergency, trauma, and critical care; Cottage Children’s Medical Center; and initiatives and partnerships designed to improve access to care and the health of the community. A separate campaign entitled Rebuild and Renew will help meet the costs of creating a new facility for the highly regarded Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, moving its programs to the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital campus. This $12 million campaign has now achieved 50 percent of its funding goal. At Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, fundraising supports numerous programs for this vital rural access hospital – including a new CT scanner.

Key Supporters

Edward S. Bentley, MD
Susan Christol-Deacon
Thomas J. Cusack
Jelinda DeVorzon
Gregory F. Faulkner
Pamela B. Gann
Hollye Jacobs
Dorothy Largay, PhD
Peter MacDougall, EdD
Babji Mesipam, MD
Gretchen Milligan
Nancy Nielsen
Robert Nourse
Steve Ortiz
Ernesto Paredes
Gamble T. Parks
Richard S. Ponce, MD
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
Ginger Salazar
Mark P. Scott, MD
Bhupi Singh
Marshall ‘Chip’ Turner
Yulun Wang, PhD
Steven C. Zola