Center InformationMaria Lavarreda-Pearce
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W. Pueblo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Currently Enrolling Trials
Our mission is to serve our community with excellence, integrity, and compassion. Every day, we touch thousands of lives in many different ways, resolute in our mission to put patients first. We take pride in helping our patients get back to living their lives - in the places they love.
For more than 125 years, our not-for-profit health system has been providing advanced medical care for patients throughout California. Today, our nationally recognized services provide families with the patient-centered care they deserve.
In 1888, a group of 50 Santa Barbara women recognized it was time for the growing community to have a hospital — a not-for-profit facility dedicated to the well-being and good health of all residents, regardless of one’s ability to pay.
Whether it's our exclusive designation as the only cardiac STEMI receiving station in the South Coast or our commitment to stroke prevention and treatment, we move swiftly in emergencies when every minute counts.
- Allergy, immunology and transplantation
- Behavioral health/psychiatry
- Critical care/pulmonology
- Emergency medicine/trauma
- Endocrine and metabolism disorders
- Internal medicine
- Infectious disease
- Neurology and neurosurgery
- Oncology, pediatrics
- Orthopedic surgery
- Pain management
- Population health
- Wound care management
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (SBCH) is a 519‐bed acute care teaching hospital and trauma center, the largest of its kind between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Affiliated with SBCH, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital is dedicated to providing excellent care for survivors of stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury and other disabling conditions; and Cottage Children’s Medical Center provides a broad range of pediatric medical services, including the Grotenhuis Pediatric Outpatient Clinics, 68 inpatient beds and a Level II pediatric trauma center.
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital offers 52 private rooms for medical, surgical and intensive care. Specialties include a state‐of‐the‐art emergency department, the Ridley‐Tree Center for Wound Management, and the Cottage Center for Orthopedics. Today, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital admits more than 1,700 patients a year and sees more than 24,000 emergency visits.
Offering acute-care services to the Santa Ynez Valley since 1964, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital provides outpatient surgery, 24-hour emergency services and a physician office lease program that brings specialists to the Valley on a regular basis.
Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories (PDL), a wholly owned subsidiary under Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, is a full-service, independent clinical laboratory performing more than 2.1 million lab procedures annually. PDL’s enhanced outpatient lab testing has the largest local test menu between LA and the Bay Area.
Cottage’s inpatient laboratories are fully licensed and accredited by The Joint Commission. Our full-service clinical labs offer more than 800 procedures. Unlike any other center in the region, 97 percent of our procedures are performed in-house, ensuring the outstanding accuracy for which we are known.
Our medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Cottage Health’s specialties include Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Hospital. Over the course of 30 years of research at Cottage, almost 500 funded and non-funded studies have been implemented.
Certified Clinical Research Coordinators are assigned as primary coordinator on a study based on workload and study needs. (RN/non-RN). Back-up coordinators are assigned based on study needs.
- Experience conducting blinded, investigational medicinal products (IMP) and device studies
- Experience conducting pediatric clinical trials
- Dedicated investigational drug service pharmacist
- Dedicated pediatric oncology pharmacist
CHRI consists of certified compliance, regulatory and project management staff as well as PhD and masters’ trained research staff.
The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment report describes general social and demographic characteristics of Santa Barbara County residents to highlight opportunities for improvement, especially in the health of people in the lower socioeconomic position. The demographic characteristics of residents from Santa Barbara County and California were compiled from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
The County of Santa Barbara, California, currently has a population of approximately 446,527, with about the same percentage of men (50.0 percent) and women (49.9 percent), which is similar to the percentage of men (49.7 percent) and women (50.2 percent) in California as a whole. The population of Santa Barbara County is younger than the population of California overall, with a median age of 34.0 compared to 36.7. By age group, the largest population difference.
By race and ethnicity, the largest percentage of residents is Hispanic individuals (45.8 percent), followed closely by non‐Hispanic White individuals (43.9 percent). This is different from 2016 when non‐Hispanic White residents represented the largest racial ethnic group in Santa Barbara County. All other race and ethnic groups combined account for less than 10 percent of the population and each individual group accounts for less than 6 percent. In comparison to California overall, the County of Santa Barbara has larger percentages of non‐Hispanic White (43.9 percent vs. 36.6 percent) and Hispanic residents (45.8 percent vs. 39.3 percent).
Cottage Data2Go is a free, easy-to-use online mapping and data tool created by Cottage Health and Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council. It brings together federal, state, county and community data on a broad range of issues critical to the well-being of all Santa Barbara County. http://www.cottagedata2go.org/
Regulatory Documentation Standardization
Our site has implemented the use of an electronic regulatory system, Complion, to meet the requirements per the U.S. Federal Regulations and Guidance Documents [21 CFR11, ICH E6 GCP E6 (R2), and FDA Electronic Data Guidance Documents (computerized Systems Used in Clinical Trials and Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures - Part 11, Scope and Application)] for electronic/computerized systems to create, store and/or maintain essential trial documentation.
Clinical Trial Management System
Furthermore, through Clinical Conductor, we have implemented standardization of clinical trial project management, including financial tracking, patient scheduling and recruitment, billing and research compliance, and robust investigator and site metrics; resulting in increased efficiency in study start up and improved site performance