-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.
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.
-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."
-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.
-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.