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Cottage Health System CEO Commended for Commitment to Medi-Cal Program
Santa Barbara Independent

The California Hospital Association (CHA) has awarded the 2013 Award of Merit to Ronald C. Werft, President/CEO of Cottage Health System in Santa Barbara. The Award of Merit is CHA’s highest honor and is given to a CHA member for outstanding contribution to the California health care community.

Werft, who served as CHA Board Chair in 2011, has worked tirelessly to improve the Medi-Cal program. California’s Medi-Cal program ranks last in the nation when it comes to funding health care for Medicaid patients.

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