Human Resources supports Cottage’s mission and vision in an environment that promotes consistent and equitable employment practices and opportunities for growth.



At Cottage Health System, we rely on the contributions, creativity, and skills of our employees. Therefore, we offer competitive compensation and benefits that include above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, new-hire bonuses, pension plans, tax savings accounts, rental and mortgage assistance, and relocation packages. Learn more about Cottage's "Total Compensation Package" >>


Commitment to Continuing Education

Cottage supports nursing education in our community through partnerships with Santa Barbara City College and Cal State Channel Islands. Learn more >>


With programs for continuing education, and education loans, as well as optimal staffing ratios and additional education and research opportunities, Cottage Health System makes it easy for employees to pursue graduate degrees and training to advance their careers.


Shared Governance

Shared Governance is a system of accountability for Cottage Health System that establishes a positive staff / management partnership leading to a meaningful, respectful and creative work environment dedicated to meeting healthcare needs of all we serve. The four principles of Shared Governance are partnership, equity, accountability, and ownership.


Advance Your Career

Cottage Health System provides the perfect environment for you to enhance your skills, gain experience, and advance your career. 


Fit-Friendly Achievement

Cottage has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Company Achievement designation for three years in a row. Learn more >>


Nursing At Cottage

Nursing lies at the heart of care at Cottage, and the professionalism and compassion of our nurses are appreciated every day.  During the annual celebration of Nurses Week, we look back at some of the notable accomplishments of our nursing staff in the Nursing Excellence publication.

Celebrate with us (PDF)