Cottage Health 2019 Culture Audit

We encourage all employees to serve the communities in which they live and work. Employees actively participate in our philanthropic efforts and often take the initiative to sponsor their own acts of kindness. Cottage supports their individual charitable endeavors by giving employees time off, providing financial resources and helping to enlist the support of fellow employees. Our employees give back not only to the community but to the very hospitals where they work. Cottage Employees Give In 2017, employees donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities. During the annual United Way campaign in 2017, employees gave more than $128,000, along with many hours of service. And employees gave $87,390 to our hospitals through Annual Fund giving. United Way Fun in the Sun This year more than 100 students participated in Lunch Bunch. In the past 15 years, our employees have helped more than 4,000 children and families in five cities from Carpinteria to Guadalupe. United Way Day of Caring United Way of Santa Barbara County brings together community members each year for a Day of Caring, Service and Development. Cottage Health employees have formed teams to support projects including beach cleanup, landscaping, building picnic tables, and light maintenance. In addition to the grassroots efforts of our employees—volunteering for United Way, in local schools, in our own pet therapy program, and on various fundraising teams for health-related charity walks, runs, hikes and cycling events—Cottage sponsors countless other system wide programs. Some of our philanthropic programs are listed below. Philanthropic In 2017, Cottage Health provided more than $199 million of services to benefit those most in need: $182 million in Charity Care & Government Underpayment These programs help make it possible for Cottage employees to care for all patients, regardless of ability to pay. $4.6 million in Health Education & Research Cottage provides ongoing financial support of nursing and medical education. 6.35 Please briefly describe your organization’s philanthropic, environmental, or other corporate social responsibility initiatives, focusing on how employees participate in and/or derive value from these efforts. 92/94 Start | Contents | Highlights | General Information | Hiring & Welcoming | Inspiring | Speaking | Listening | Thanking | Developing | Caring | Celebrating | Sharing • Sharing 6.35