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Accreditations

Last Updated 2/4/2014 11:02:27 AM


El Camino Hospital is fully accredited by the following organizations:

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 16,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art, professionally based standards and evaluated the compliance of health care organizations against these benchmarks. In addition, El Camino Hospital has received The Joint Commission Gold Seal Approvals in Hip and Knee Replacement and Spinal Fusion Surgery at the Los Gatos Campus, Hip and Knee Replacement and Hip Fracture at the Mountain View campus as well as a Gold Seal Approval and Primary Stroke Center designation.

California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health, Licensing & Certification Program evaluates a health facility's compliance as defined in state and federal law and regulations. View a copy of our license.

California Medical Association

The California Medical Association represents more than 34,000 physicians and is dedicated to the health of all Californians, and to promoting and protecting the science and art of medicine.

El Camino Hospital is also a member the following health care organizations:

American Nurses Credential Center

Magnet status is an award given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing. A Magnet hospital is stated to be one where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, where nurses have a high level of job satisfaction, and where there is a low staff nurse turnover rate and appropriate grievance resolution. Magnet status is also said to indicate nursing involvement in data collection and decision-making in patient care delivery.

The ANCC awarded El Camino Hospital Magnet designation after a vigorous, multifaceted evaluation that included an extensive on-site visit.