Click below to watch videos of real Cottage Children's Medical Center (CCMC) patients, or follow this link to the Cottage Health YouTube channel to learn more about the comprehensive services we have available.
To find out more about pediatric services at Cottage Health, call 877-247-3260. To contact Cottage Children's Medical Center, please call 805-682-7111 or ask your primary care provider for a referral.
Pamela Vogel had a difficult pregnancy and went into labor four months before her due date. She gave birth to twins but her baby daughter did not survive. Pamela’s son Colton Vogel did survive but he weighed 1 lb 11 oz. at birth and could not breathe on his own due to his underdeveloped lungs.
Colton was cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cottage Children’s Hospital, where he was put on a ventilator to help him breathe and to continue his growth under the careful watch of neonatologists and specialized neonatal nurses and staff. After more than 100 days, he was finally strong enough to go home to Santa Barbara with his mom and dad. Today, Colton is a healthy toddler who loves to smile and play.
Like any other day, teenager Elijah Knight's father was driving he and his sister to school. On the way, their vehicle was struck by an SUV. Elijah suffered serious life-threatening injuries as he attempted to shield his baby sister from the impact. His injuries were so severe, he had to be airlifted from Lompoc to the Trauma Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for emergency surgery.
CCMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion
Every other year, Cottage Children's Medical Center holds an Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion Picnic. CCMC doctors, staff, former patients, and their families, are invited to come together to see how much the babies have changed and grown. In 2014, over 1,300 parents and patients, reunited for the bi-annual celebration at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
Dominick Recovers from Accident at CCMC
When a go kart accident left Santa Maria resident Dominick Guzman with serious injuries, first responders decided he needed to be flown to Cottage Children's Medical Center in Santa Barbara. The care the 10-year-old received at CCMC allowed him to return home less than a week after the crash where he's expected to make a full recovery.
el RADIO-TON de Radio Bronco
Thank you for your support on the Radio Bronco 107.7 FM radiothon, where you helped raise more than $52,000 for Cottage Children's Medical Center! A special thank you to all the sponsors, donors and businesses that made this event a great success!!!!
Gracias por su apoyo en el radiothon de Radio Bronco, donde se recaudo más de $52,000 para Cottage Children’s Medical Center! Un agradecimiento especial a todos los patrocinadores, donantes y empresas que hicieron de este evento un gran éxito!!!!
Let's Wash Our Hands!
Why is washing your hands important, and how should you do it? Good hand washing can reduce the risk of transmission of germs and diseases. Pediatric Gastroenterologist Helen John-Kelly, MD, shows us the five easy steps to proper hand washing and why its important to keep your hands clean!