The Douglas Foundation is proud to be assisting in funding the Cottage Health System’s critical reconstruction and renovation of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Cottage Hospital boasts the only trauma center between Los Angeles and San Francisco able to provide pediatric intensive care and neurosurgerical services.
The Foundation is also funding Cottage’s Neuroscience Institute, led by Dr. Alois Zauner, one of only fifty neuroendovascular neurosurgeons currently practicing in the United States. Combining his knowledge in neurosurgery and neuroradiology, Dr. Zauner has unique experience with the advanced technologies used in treating conditions such as stroke, the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of disability in the United States. These procedures include minimally invasive brain surgery and can make the difference between stroke victims returning to normal life, on the one hand, and permanent disability or death, on the other.