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Tri-county tech startups join effort to distribute PPE

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Tri-county tech startups join effort to distribute PPE

Tech startups across the Tri-Counties and Greater Los Angeles combined forces to raise some $200,000 in donations for personal protective equipment and direct it to Southern California health care systems. The effort, called SoCal Tech for SoCal Hospitals, combines the expertise of logistics and health care startups including Santa Barbara-based Well Health, and fundraising from Read More →

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Cottage Health settles flesh-eating disease death lawsuit

By   /  Friday, April 7th, 2017  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Columns, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Cottage Health settles flesh-eating disease death lawsuit

Cottage Hospital wants to merge with Sansum Clinic. Regulators are studying the proposal. (Nik Blaskovich)

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Hospitals upgrade emergency facilities to meet demand

By   /  Friday, March 24th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, middle, Technology  /  Comments Off on Hospitals upgrade emergency facilities to meet demand

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Former Cottage Hospital supervisor charged with embezzling

By   /  Friday, October 14th, 2016  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Former Cottage Hospital supervisor charged with embezzling

Cottage Hospital wants to merge with Sansum Clinic. Regulators are studying the proposal. (Nik Blaskovich)

A former Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital employee was charged with embezzling more than $200,000 from the hospital’s unincorporated Medical Staff Association, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney announced on Oct. 14. Cottage’s former Medical Staff Services Supervisor Pamela Cochran-Escalante is charged with one count of grand theft with the special allegation that she took more Read More →

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Cottage/Sansum merger could drive up cost of care

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Top Stories, Top Story  /  1 Comment

Cottage Hospital wants to merge with Sansum Clinic. Regulators are studying the proposal. (Nik Blaskovich)

  It was around 3 a.m. when Emily awoke in a cold sweat. She was short of breath as her fever reached 103 degrees in the midst of an asthma attack. Emily, whose real name has been changed to protect her identity, drove to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where she underwent a series of tests. Read More →

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Dubroff: Building South Sudan health care from the ground up

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2016  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Building South Sudan health care from the ground up

  Before he embarked on a quest to rebuild the health care system in South Sudan, Ken Waxman of Santa Barbara built a career any physician would be proud of. One of the top trauma surgeons in Southern California, he was the head of emergency surgery at Cottage Hospital and later advised the Ventura County Read More →

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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital finds buyer for outpatient surgery center

By   /  Monday, September 28th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital finds buyer for outpatient surgery center

Cottage Health Systems and Sansum Clinic moved a step closer to their proposed merger as Cottage found a potential buyer for its Santa Barbara Outpatient Surgery Center, Cottage announced Sept. 28. Cottage tasked New York-based investment banking firm Cain Brothers & Co. to find a possible suitor and they came up with United Surgical Partners International, a Read More →

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