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Dr. Thomas J Fogarty Awarded Presidential National Medal of Technology and Innovation

-Award to be given at White House Ceremony on November 20 -

Mountain View, CA - October 22, 2014 -The Fogarty Institute for Innovation, a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit announced that Dr. Thomas Fogarty, the nationally renowned inventor of the balloon catheter, has been awarded the Presidential National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the country's highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Dr. Fogarty will receive his award during a ceremony at the White House on November 20th.


El Camino Hospital Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons

Mountain View, CA - October 6, 2014 - The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized El Camino Hospital – Mountain View, as one of 44 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, El Camino Hospital – Mountain View is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements


El Camino Hospital Offers New FDA-Approved Transcatheter Heart Valve Therapy for Patients Who Are at High Risk to Undgergo Open-Heart Surgery

-CoreValve® System Now Available to More U.S. Patients than any Other Transcatheter Aortic Valve-

Mountain View, CA - August 14, 2014 - El Camino Hospital became one of the first hospitals in California to adopt a new minimally invasive system to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic heart valves who are considered to be at high risk to undergo surgery.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Medtronic CoreValve® System to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at high risk for surgery based on groundbreaking research showing the transcatheter heart valve had superior survival rates at one year when compared to open-heart surgery, the current gold standard for aortic valve replacement. The CoreValve System also demonstrated low rates of procedural complications, including stroke, one of the most concerning complications of valve replacement because it can affect survival and quality of life.


U.S. News & World Report Names El Camino Hospital Among Best in San Jose Metro Area

Mountain View, CA - July 23, 2014 - El Camino Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in the San Jose, California metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

"We are honored to be recognized among the best hospitals in the nation and as one of the top performers in our area," said Tomi Ryba, president and chief executive officer of El Camino Hospital. "This is a great accomplishment, especially for a community hospital, and is a true testament to our world-class team of physicians, nurses and staff members who are dedicated to providing excellent patient-centered care and pioneering innovative treatment options.


El Camino Hospital Allocates $2.9 Million in Grants to Community Partners

-Healthcare Access, Mental Health, Obesity Reduction and Health Education Organizations to Benefit From El Camino Hospital Community Benefit Program-

Mountain View, CA - July 14, 2014 - El Camino Hospital announced it will contribute more than $2.9 million to local organizations in fiscal year 2015 as part of its Community Benefit Program. Grants will be awarded to community partners capable of achieving measurable results that address unmet health needs.

"Our Community Benefit grantees are essential partners in our efforts to improve the health and well-being or of community," said Tomi Ryba, president and chief executive officer of El Camino Hospital. "We rely on their expertise and experience to carry out impactful and meaningful work."


El Camino Hospital Feature Stories

O.R. Director Talks About Her Hip Replacement; Shares Secrets to a Successful Surgery

Mary Rivera, RNAfter nearly three decades as an operating room nurse and manager, Mary Rivera, R.N., learned the hard way that standing on cement floors day after day takes its toll on your joints. At first the pain in her hip was manageable, but over time it grew worse.




Talking About Cancer Treatment

Dr Shane DormadyEl Camino Hospital has profiled many of patients Dr. Shane Dormady's patients--patients who have overcome Stage IV cancers. In this interview, we ask Dr. Dormady about the current state of cancer care, the latest innovations in treatments, and how the El Camino Hospital Cancer Center works on behalf of its patients.



Know Your Family History: My Gallbladder Story

Melanie NorallFor the past year or so, I've had occasional sharp pains in my right shoulder blade (always in the same spot) and sometimes felt a bit sick to my stomach after going out to dinner. But my symptoms were always short-term and sporadic--the pain would come on at night but would always be gone in the morning, causing me to think that perhaps I had just imagined it. But in one night, I was in so much pain I went to the ER at 3 a.m. in tears. Blood work and an ultrasound revealed I had something I had not expected at all--gallstones (hard, pebble-like deposits that form inside the gallbladder).


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