Cottage Health System

Cottage Health execs put on a show for the employee recognition dinner.

Cottage Health System

Overall rank: 92

Provider/insurer rank: 42

Location: Santa Barbara, Calif.


Top Executive: Ron Werft, President and CEO

Employees: 2985

Years on list: 1

Average salary, exempt employees: $150,356

Average salary, non-exempt employees: $65,332

Is telecommuniting an option? Yes

Are domestic partner benefits offered? Yes

Average annual training/development hours per employee? 21

Voluntary turnover in most recent fiscal year? 8

Paid time off for community service/volunteer work? No

A communications tool or practice:

For over 15 years, this system of engagement and accountability has helped create a respectful culture leading to improvements in patient care. Unlike other organizations, our entire staff participates, not just clinical staff.

One way the company relieves stress:

A certified massage therapist helps ease the stress of being a healthcare provider. The first massage is free; then, one massage is offered per week with a nominal fee per massage.


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