Excellence in Service

Cottage Health, Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Award Sponsor: Union Bank

Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region. Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 21,000 people, treated 80,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments, and helped deliver 2,100 newborns. Cottage Health also offers Cottage Urgent Care Centers throughout the tri- counties, as well as 24-hour access to providers via Cottage Virtual Care, an online service for common conditions.

Sansum Clinic, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, is the oldest and largest nonprofit, outpatient healthcare provider on the California Central Coast. We’re not just a place you visit when you are sick or need a medical test. We are an organization committed to helping you lead the longest, healthiest life you can. Today, Sansum Clinic has more than 220 physicians working collaboratively across 23 patient care locations to ensure quality care for patients throughout all stages of life. Exploring new and better ways of delivering expert, compassionate medical care is central to our mission. We are proud to have contributed to the health of our community throughout the pandemic by conducting more than 200,000 telehealth visits, providing more than 95,000 COVID-19 tests to date, and administering more than 26,000 COVID-19 vaccines to patients in our community. We consider it our privilege to care for you.

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) believes that healthy people make for healthy communities. We strive to provide high-quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare to all people, regardless of their ability to pay, in an environment that fosters respect, compassion, and dignity. We create a positive environment for our patients and our employees, and dedicate ourselves to open communication throughout the organization. We believe that financial sustainability is critical in order for our organization to carry out its mission. Today, SBNC provides care to 1 in 10 people in the community, and has been serving the community for over 52 years. Each year more than 22,000 patients receive care at our four medical clinics, two dental clinics, an integrated care clinic, a bridge clinic for substance use disorders, and through health promotion services offered by Wellness Navigators.