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- Orthopedic Institute recognized for excellence in spine surgery and total joint replacement -

Mountain View, CA - December 19, 2013El Camino Hospital today announced that its Orthopedic Institute has been re-designated an Aetna Institute of Quality®(IOQ) Orthopedic Care Facility for spine surgery at both the Mountain View and Los Gatos campuses. Additionally, the Mountain View campus has also qualified for the Aetna IOQ for total joint replacement. Designated IOQ facilities demonstrate excellence in clinical quality, value and access for orthopedic care, and a commitment to continuous improvement.


- Minimally invasive device pioneered by El Camino Hospital physician improves quality of life for patients with debilitating heart valve disease who are at prohibitive surgical risk -

Mountain View, CA - December 18, 2013 – Physicians at El Camino Hospital are among the first in the United States to offer patients suffering from mitral regurgitation (MR) a breakthrough new minimally invasive treatment option. The MitraClip device has been approved for U.S. patients with severe symptomatic degenerative MR who are at prohibitive risk for mitral valve surgery. El Camino Hospital also carries the distinction of having been the birthplace and one of the original investigational sites for the device. Frederick St. Goar, MD, pioneered the breakthrough concept and was instrumental in the development of the technology, which was eventually sold to and brought to market by Abbott Vascular.


- Organizations to create memoranda of understanding to initiate projects in health and wellness, technology and medical innovation -

Mountain View, CA - December 11, 2013– El Camino Hospital and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation today announced that following the return of its delegation to India as part of Mayor Ed Lee’s SF Bangalore Sister City Initiative, the organizations will be exploring memoranda of understanding (MOU) with local Indian hospitals, healthcare organizations and technology companies.


Mountain View, CA, November 25, 2013 – El Camino Hospital today announced that Nandini Tandon, PhD., vice chair of the hospital’s Board of Directors, will be co-chairing a Health care delegation of local business, civic and physician leaders, who will visit India from December 1-4, as part of the SF Bangalore Sister City Initiative. The delegation, led by the Honorable Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, will meet with individuals at the highest levels of government and business to exchange ideas and best practices in the areas of infrastructure, information technology, health and life sciences and empowerment of women.


- El Camino Hospital announces their participation in a pilot program of the Leaf Patient Monitor -

Mountain View, CA, November 21, 2013 – To address the need for improved pressure ulcer prevention and treatments, El Camino Hospital today announced their participation in a pilot program of the Leaf Patient Monitor, a system that wirelessly monitors in real-time, the position, movement and activity of patients susceptible to pressure ulcers (bed sores) and alerts staff when that movement deviates from individual turn-management protocols set by healthcare providers.