Staff Report

Cottage Health has promoted Lisa Moore to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this role, she leads the operations of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (including Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and Cottage Children’s Medical Center), Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital and Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories. 

Moore had served as vice president for clinical services since 2000, providing administrative leadership for many of the procedural areas of the hospitals. Her accomplishments included the development and growth of regional programs for Cottage Health. She also had served as the lead executive providing government relations representation for Cottage Health to local, state and federal elected officials.

A graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, Moore completed her Master’s degree in hospital and health care administration at the University of Minnesota, followed by her residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. She joined Cottage as the Administrative Fellow in 1991. 

In 2020, Moore was selected as a Fellow for the American Hospital Association Next Generation Leadership Innovation Program. In 2005, she was a Fellow of the California Healthcare Leadership College.

“As our new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lisa brings experience, intelligence, curiosity, and dedication to our collective core values of excellence, integrity and compassion,” said Ron Werft, president and CEO of Cottage Health. “She will provide outstanding operational leadership and continuity of the Cottage culture for many years to come.”