El Camino Hospital today announced that during its monthly Board meeting this past Wednesday, the Board voted in its new officers effective July 1, 2013, for a two-year term. Neal Cohen, MD, will serve as chairman of the Board replacing current chairman John Zoglin; Nandini Tandon, PhD, will serve as vice chair replacing Patricia Einarson, MD; and Dr. Einarson will serve as secretary/treasurer replacing Dave Reeder.
By the time you finish reading this article, someone will have died from a stroke. Every year, more than 790,000 Americans are affected by stroke, which is three times more frequent than the incidence of breast cancer. Stroke can affect anyone at any time; older adults, middle-age adults, children and even newborns are all susceptible, and 50,000 more women than men suffer strokes each year.
Sitting with notepads on their laps, and pens in hand, hundreds of women gathered in one of The Women's Hospital building's conference rooms at El Camino Hospital this month. They had come to the Women's Health Forum on April 20 to learn from health experts, receive screenings, and listen to lectures about health concerns of particular interest to women.
El Camino wins a top award Based on an analysis of 4,500 hospitals, El Camino Hospital of Los Gatos and Mountain View has been named to the top 5 percent of all hospitals in the nation. The 2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence is from Healthgrades, which evaluates the performance of nearly every hospital in the nation. El Camino is one of 262 hospitals, and the only one in Santa Clara County, to receive the 2013 award.
This individual app is a component of Simplee’s larger billing system, currently in use by the company’s charter customer El Camino Hospital. SimpleePAY is a platform that hospitals can use to handle all patient billing and collections. The new smartphone application integrates directly with SimpleePAY. This means that before a patient leaves El Camino, he can receive a bill sent straight to his iPhone.
El Camino Hospital and Santa Clara County have donated a combined $45,000 toward the CDA Cares San Jose dental clinic. El Camino Hospital, which donated $20,000, is a nonprofit organization with hospital campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos. Its hospitals have served communities in the South San Francisco Bay Area for more than 50 years.
Barbara Avery, director of community benefit at El Camino Hospital, said the mission of CDA Cares fit naturally with the mission of the hospital, and that is why it made the donation toward the May 18-19 clinic at the San Jose Convention Center.
Reinking has led a number of hospital-wide initiatives and was key to the hospital’s implementation of the nationally recognized Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program, which was designed to create increased patient-centric care for hospitalized older patients. She developed the hospital’s site-specific program.
El Camino Hospital today announced that it was named to Healthgrades top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals based on clinical outcomes across multiple specialties. Of 4,500 U.S. hospitals evaluated, El Camino Hospital is one of 262 – and the only one in Santa Clara County* – to receive the 2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades in its new report, Hospital Quality Clinical Excellence Report 2013.
California’s new breast density notification law, which went into effect on Monday, may not have happened had it not been for Amy Colton’s outrage. After the labor and delivery nurse from Santa Cruz was diagnosed with breast cancer, she learned that she was never told what her doctors already knew — that the type of breast tissue she had allowed her cancer to go undetected in her annual mammograms. About 40 percent of women have dense breast tissue, but most don’t know it. So Colton set out to change that.
El Camino Hospital last week reached a tentative agreement with the Professional Resource for Nurses (PRN) on a new three-year contract for its registered nurses. According to hospital officials, PRN members are set to ratify the contract Thursday. The hospital’s board of directors is slated to vote on the agreement at its April 10 meeting.