December celebrated an important milestone in the history of health care in the community—the 50th anniversary of El Camino Hospital Los Gatos, 815 Pollard Rd. Back in the days when the area was mostly agricultural, a group of physicians set out to establish a local hospital that could serve the needs of a growing community. One of those founding physicians was Dr. Allen McGrath, who continues to practice internal medicine today. "The community has seen significant change in the last 50 years, but one thing that remains constant is our ability to provide the community with quality health care services." Opened on Dec. 17, 1962, Los Gatos Hospital had 288 employees and 100 physicians on the medical staff, which provided mostly primary and emergency care. Today, there are more than 380 physicians, 500 employees and 135 volunteers who provide a number of specialty services that are well-renowned within the community.
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