SANTA BARBARA AND GOLETA Cottage hospitals in Santa Barbara and Goleta have gained recognition for their hip and knee replacement operations. They earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for total hip and total knee replacement.
“Our staff is committed to the very highest standards for quality and safety in our hip and knee replacement program at Cottage Center for Orthopedics,” said Cottage Health CEO Ron Werft. “Patients who choose Cottage can be assured that we have met rigorous requirements to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.”
This certification is awarded for a two-year period by the non-profit the joint commission, which accredits healthcare organizations and programs nationwide. The joint commission team evaluated the Cottage hospitals’ Cottage Center for Orthopedics program before rewarding them the badge of approval. The program’s surgeons perform more than 1,500 joint replacement procedures on average each year.