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New Neuroscience Institute Aims High

Goal Is a Top-Tier Center for Care and Research


After many years of planning, Cottage Health System is proud to announce the formation of the Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute at Cottage Health System (SBNI) under the leadership of Thomas H. Jones, M.D., as medical director.

Many in the Santa Barbara community are already familiar with Dr. Jones as a prominent local neurosurgeon who has been in practice for 28 years. Dr. Jones is also a steadfast advocate of health-care reform, who has a strong belief in providing the highest-quality care possible for every dollar spent on health care.

The Board of Directors at the not-for-profit Cottage Health System has identified the Neurosciences as a top priority to meet the future health-care needs of the Central Coast and surrounding areas.

Dr. Jones will chair a committee of multi-disciplinary physicians from the community to focus on achieving the following for Neuroscience offerings:

- Improving the quality of patient care

- Assuring maximum value for each dollar spent on health care

- Improving the competitiveness of clinical services

- Providing a venue for applied and clinical research

Through diligent efforts to measure optimal patient outcomes and to utilize unmatched technological capabilities, research and physician expertise, the SBNI has set its sights on developing into a top tier neuroscience center in California for patient care and quality outcomes.

About Cottage Health System

The not-for-profit Cottage Health System is the parent organization of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, and its associated Cottage Children’s Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.



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