The weekend clinic, where dental crews and volunteers work from 5 a.m. to the early evening, costs about $500,000 to run, even with the free labor. Most of the money came in donations from Wells Fargo Advisors, Kaiser Permanente, El Camino Hospital and Delta Dental, along with a number of other groups. Santa Clara County donated $25,000 and the Santa Clara Dental Society donated $10,000. Private donors, mostly people in the dental industry, donated another $180,000.
Tomi Ryba’s path to the top post at El Camino Hospital was shaped early in life, growing up in a large army family. The mother of six, who now oversees a 594-bed hospital, says she makes no decision without considering the impact it has on everyone around her. Ryba, who came on board in 2011 and manages an operation that posted $2.3 billion in gross patient revenue for 2012, talks about life in Kentucky and family.
For Los Altos resident Kevin Schick, his efforts as a volunteer driver for El Camino Hospital’s RoadRunners transportation service is more than just a way to occupy his post-retirement time – it’s also personal. Schick said his volunteer service is his way of giving back to El Camino Hospital for saving the life of his wife, Gloria. In 2007, he recalled, his wife suddenly experienced several fainting spells. Days after discovering a brain tumor larger than a golf ball, neurologists at the hospital performed an eight-hour surgery to remove it.
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.