Cottage Rehabilitation to Move to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

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Cottage Health plans to move its Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital (CRH) to the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital campus on South Patterson Avenue in order to create a new and expanded rehabilitation center.

CRH treats individuals with brain and spinal cord injury, stroke and stroke-related disorders, musculoskeletal dysfunction, chronic pain, and other neurological and complex orthopedic conditions. Serving Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties for over 60 years, CRH is the Central Coast’s premier provider of medical rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, neuropsychology, recreational therapy services and specialized rehabilitation nursing.

The hospital is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its Brain Injury Specialty Programs, Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs, and Stroke Specialty Programs.

“Our goal is to create an outstanding new CRH to serve our community into the future. Our patient-centered rehabilitation hospital will continue to provide the best clinical services and amenities to include inpatient and outpatient services and a new aquatic center. There will be more space to bring in future technologies and programs,” said Arie Dejong, Vice President of Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, CRH & Therapy Services. “Final design work, approvals and construction will take approximately four years, with a target move in by the end of 2023.”

The new location will accommodate 30 patients in all private inpatient rooms. Next to the inpatient unit will be two separate gym spaces and outdoor patios. Enhancements will feature built-in patient lifts and ancillary services such as imaging, lab, pharmacy, and dietary to offer patient room service.

CRH’s outpatient services will be relocated in a larger space directly adjacent to the existing outpatient therapy at GVCH to create a contiguous therapy space with greater capacity. A new, state-of-the-art aquatic center will offer therapy programs.

“Moving to the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital campus will offer CRH additional clinical services onsite to support patient needs, such as the Emergency Medicine, Imaging, Pharmacy, Wound Care and Surgical Services,” said Dr. Sharon Basham, Medical Director of Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital. “Also, the restorative garden, patios and open spaces around the campus will provide an improved healing environment.”

Philanthropic support will be an important element of the new CRH project.  Fundraising plans include opportunities to recognize and honor leading donors whose contributions advance Cottage’s rehabilitation capabilities. 

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital will continue to provide its current patient care programs, including its 24-hour emergency department, surgical services, Center for Orthopedics, and Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management. 

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a-1598427331 Aug 26, 2020 12:35 AM
Cottage Rehabilitation to Move to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

If rehab for stroke and trauma and TBI (traumatic brain injury) patients is limited by insurance, don't you think it will be for addiction also? There's lots of info out there on addiction treatment mills/profit scams. (You can search the phrase I used to find reports.) Let's hope it doesn't turn into that.

a-1598426249 Aug 26, 2020 12:17 AM
Cottage Rehabilitation to Move to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

It was originally the old County General Hospital up at the end of Camino del Remedio. Dr. Harris Meisel started it. I wish the hospital's archives were scanned and publicly available. I wonder what happened to them in the move to De la Vina, and in the Cottage takeover... I was admin only, and part-time by choice; I thus had the flexibility to work for many departments at Rehab as much as I could. I put in emergency time later, when I worked for the County and did shifts at OEM during so many fires, like Zaca, Tea, Gap & Jesusita.

a-1598423215 Aug 25, 2020 11:26 PM
Cottage Rehabilitation to Move to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

I am SO confused! So are they putting outpatient rehab at Goleta or moving the entire hospital? Yes, I DID understand this sentence: "The new location will accommodate 30 patients in all private inpatient rooms." Holy moly, I'm just stunned. The graphic is NOT what Rehab Institute/Cottage Rehab looks like. They treat MUCH sicker patients, not people who dress in work out clothing and do toe touches!
I worked there late 90's-early oughts; I ran tours of the new hospital (on De la Vina) for my colleagues. I'm emotional, excuse me. Rehab Institute always knew we'd be taken over by Cottage, due to the MediCare reimbursement rates. About 75-80% of patients were stroke patients. We also had trauma and other miracle patients. It was the best place I ever worked.
I only hope they continue the incredible, life-changing services.
P.S. Before Cottage rebuild, the De la Vina hospital was one of the newest, most advanced, safest hospitals within hundreds of miles.
I will always support them!

a-1598423424 Aug 25, 2020 11:30 PM
Cottage Rehabilitation to Move to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Yes, I get it, this is a rendering of an out-patient physical therapy clinic. So, 30 beds? It all comes down to insurance coverage. There are SO many people who would benefit from rehab services after a stroke or other event. And our aging wave is still coming on. Ah well, the market speaks.

a-1598426939 Aug 26, 2020 12:28 AM
Cottage Rehabilitation to Move to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

They're moving from a new-ish hospital "in order to create a new and expanded rehabilitation center." Which one? Where? Daily census at Rehab Hospital WAS around 30, if not more. I wish I had more of my own backup; I tossed my internal newsletters and other stuff when I moved 5 years ago. Thus my confusion. I can't find a bed count.
Look at the online site, look at the services offered in the left-hand column. There's an aquatic program at the current rehab hospital. Why this change? https://www.cottagehealth.org/services/rehabilitation/

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