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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.

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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."

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El Camino Hospital Embarks on Epic Journey to Integrated Care

-Better access and care for patients -

Mountain View, CA - June 3, 2014 - Last week, employees and physicians of El Camino Hospital joined with a team of Epic leaders to kick off the design and implementation of a new electronic medical record system. This new electronic medical record (EMR) platform, powered by Epic, a leader in health record software, will transform patient care at El Camino Hospital. The system, which will be customized and built for and by El Camino Hospital will be known as iCare, and is projected to go-live in November 2015.

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El Camino Hospital Embarks on Epic Journey to Integrated Care

-Better access and care for patients -

Mountain View, CA - June 3, 2014 - Last week, employees and physicians of El Camino Hospital joined with a team of Epic leaders to kick off the design and implementation of a new electronic medical record system. This new electronic medical record (EMR) platform, powered by Epic, a leader in health record software, will transform patient care at El Camino Hospital. The system, which will be customized and built for and by El Camino Hospital will be known as iCare, and is projected to go-live in November 2015.

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El Camino Hospital Collaborates with PulsePoint Foundation to Launch Crowd-Sourced Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Registry

-Santa Clara County first in the nation to launch innovative AED app -

Mountain View, CA - June 3, 2014 - Today, El Camino Hospital, in collaboration with the PulsePoint Foundation, announced the launch of the second PulsePoint mobile app, PulsePoint AED, which is designed to build the most comprehensive registry of public automated external defibrillators (AED) available for use during sudden cardiac emergencies. Santa Clara County is the first to roll out this new app, which is available for free download from the iTunes Store and Google Play.

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El Camino Hospital and Palo Alto Medical Foundation Expand Patient Offerings in Silicon Valley with Addition of Neurointerventional Services

-Program Expands Capabilities to Treat Diseases of Brain and Spine with Minimally Invasive Procedures and Provide More Comprehensive Care-

Mountain View, CA - May 13, 2014 - El Camino Hospital and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) announced today an expansion of the hospital’s Neuroscience Institute to now include neurointerventional services. Patients at the hospital's Mountain View campus can now receive treatment for a wider range of diseases of the brain and spine and enhanced offerings for stroke-related care, neuro-oncology and neuro-critical care and comprehensive spine care.

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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.

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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.

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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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