Staff Report

Stacy Bratcher has been named vice president and general counsel for Cottage Health. In this new role, she will advise on all legal issues affecting the organization, as well as lead the legal, audit and compliance functions.

Stacy Bratcher

Prior to joining Cottage, Ms. Bratcher spent 15 years as a health care attorney at the University of Southern California, where she was most recently the vice president and managing general counsel, and corporate secretary at Keck Medicine of USC. Her experience included advising on a broad array of legal and strategic issues, such as research grants and contracts, as well as establishing a governance structure and new fiduciary board. 

Bratcher began her career as an associate attorney for the health care legal firm Hooper, Lundy & Bookman in Los Angeles. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Truman State University in Missouri, and a Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law.

Her volunteer experience includes 17 years as a commissioner for the Hospitals and Health Delivery Commission at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. She also has served on the Los Angeles Bar Association Bioethics Committee. 

“Stacy is a recognized team builder who brings significant health care experience and legal expertise to Cottage Health,” said Ron Werft, president and CEO of Cottage Health. “We are very pleased to welcome her to Santa Barbara.”