Cottage Health 2019 Culture Audit

Supplemental Materials Online News Article: Cottage Nurse Volunteers for Doctors without Walls • Sustainable Food Practices Our kitchens have become increasingly focused on using local and organic products that have less impact on the environment and are healthier for patients and patrons. The hospitals serve local, organic produce, humanely- raised, grass-fed beef, and “responsibly-fished” seafood. A farmer’s market available at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s cafeteria for employees and visitors features seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in Goleta. • Local Sustainability Leader Through our buying power in the local market, distributors have been encouraged to bring sustainable products into the community for use by hospitals, as well as other local organizations. • Commuter Programs The Commuter program’s goal is to encourage increased use of green methods of transportation. To help ease traffic and parking congestion in residential neighborhoods, employees who take the bus to work are eligible for a 50% reduction in the ticket cost. We also provide a 50% subsidy for van pools. Additionally, employees who use alternative transportation at least 8 times in the month are eligible for a monthly raffle drawing for a $100 gift card. • SBCH Parking Cash Out Program Full-time and part-time benefitted employees who work at SBCH or in the immediate vicinity (at OPS, Eye Center, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, PDL Patient Service Centers) and who commute by an alternative mode of transportation at least 80% of the month can receive a parking cash-out incentive of $75 per month for full-time and $37.50 per month for part-time. • Earth Day Celebration Each year, Cottage Health hosts Earth Day celebrations on the lawn, for employees to enjoy organic lunches, to celebrate successes and continue employee engagement on protecting the environment. Employees Volunteer to Change Lives Cottage employees are dedicated to make lives better – on the job and off. Many of them even use their vacations to help others. Here’s a story about how a Surgical ICU nurse spent his time helping the wounded in Iraq on front line medical aid station that aired on National Public Radio. Read the online news article about how a Cottage Nurse volunteers for Doctors without Walls and Santa Barbara Street Medicine. Audio: South Coast Nurse Spends Vacaion Helping Wounded in Iraq AUDIO NEWS 94/94 Start | Contents | Highlights | General Information | Hiring & Welcoming | Inspiring | Speaking | Listening | Thanking | Developing | Caring | Celebrating | Sharing • Sharing 6.35