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Awards

We have received a number of awards, from being recognized as leaders in the use of technology, to receiving a local Family Favorite award for outstanding maternity care. We are also fully accredited by national and state health care organizations. These organizations regularly review our care and facilities to ensure we meet the standards by which health care quality is measured.

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Aetna Institute of Quality - Orthopedic Care

The 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. For more information visit the Aetna Institutes of Quality website.




American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Cardiovascular Pulmonary Wellness Center at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View has been consistently recognized since 2005, by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), for their commitment to enhancing standards of care in the delivery of their cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

The AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National Certification Committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

To find out more about the program visit www.aacvpr.org.

About AACVPR
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.
 


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ANCC Awarded El Camino Hospital Magnet Designation

The ANCC awarded El Camino Hospital Magnet designation after a vigorous, multi-faceted evaluation that included an extensive on-site visit. The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the ANCC to recognize health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care. To maintain their Magnet designation, organizations must reapply for Magnet status every four years. Independent research has shown that Magnet-designated facilities consistently outperform non-Magnet organizations by delivering better patient outcomes and increased patient satisfaction. Magnet hospitals enjoy increased nurse retention and recruitment rates and higher job satisfaction.

Additional information about the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Magnet Recognition Program is available online at the ANCC website.


2013 Family Favorite Award

Bay Area Parent Magazine
2013 Silver Award for Best Hospital or Medical Center

El Camino Hospital has been awarded the Silver Award for Best Hospital or Clinic by Bay Area Parent Magazine. In past years, readers of the magazine have voted  El Camino Hospital as the best place to have a baby.


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Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery

Blue Shield of California* has designated El Camino Hospital's Mountain View campus as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery, Knee and Hip Replacement, and Spine Surgery. These designations mean the hospital has demonstrated expertise in delivering quality health care. To learn more about Blue Distinction® Centers, please visit www.bcbs.com or contact your local Blue Plan.

*Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means that when last evaluated, these facilities reported overall experience and aggregate data that met quality measure focused on patient safety and outcomes, developed with thoughtful input from the medical community, and met certain cost measures that address consumers' need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. Designation is provided for general educational use only and is not a substitute for professional healthcare advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider for your own healthcare needs. To find out which services are covered under your policy, please call your local Blue Plan; and call your provider before making an appointment, to verify the most current information on its Network participation and Blue Distinction status. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its licensed Blue Plans are not responsible for any damages, losses or non-covered charges that may result from using Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or receiving care from a Blue Distinction Center or other provider.


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Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

The Commission on Cancer (COC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted a three-year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Center at El Camino Hospital. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.


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Intersocietal Accreditation Commission - Echocardiography

The Norma Melchor Heart & Vascular Institute has demonstrated a commitment to the performance of quality Echocardiography and met nationally recognized standards to achieve IAC accreditation. For more information visit the IAC Information for Patients website.


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Primary Stroke Center

Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Stroke Center

To achieve this designation, El Camino Hospital had to demonstrate that its stroke program is meeting national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke, the nation's third leading cause of death. El Camino Hospital joins the elite ranks of the primary stroke centers in the United States with the designation.

For more information about this designation visit The Joint Commission website.


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Gold Seal of Approval Joint Commission Certification in Hip and Knee Replacement and Spinal Fusion Surgery - Los Gatos

The Joint Commission surveyor evaluated the Los Gatos campus for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. The Joint Commission's Disease Specific Certification standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. Read the news release for more details.

For more information about this designation visit The Joint Commission website.


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Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Hip and Knee Replacement and Hip Fracture - Mountain View Campus

The Joint Commission stated that each of the three programs (hip replacement, hip fracture and knee replacement) at El Camino Hospital's Mountain View campus met standards with no areas of deficiency or recommendations necessary to achieve Disease-Specific Care Certification. This means that patient outcomes and satisfaction scores are among the best in the country. Read the news release for more details.

For more information about this designation visit The Joint Commission website.


Get With the Guidelines from American Stroke Association

Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize El Camino Hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75% or higher compliance with 5 of 8 Get with the Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes in addition to achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 50% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients (minimum of 6) during one calendar quarter.

Learn more at www.heart.org/quality




Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Seal of Accreditation

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program - Accredited Center

El Camino Hospital's bariatric surgery program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. To achieve this designation the program met defined standards of care, documented their outcomes, and participated in periodic reviews and on‐site verification of the program.

For more information about this designation visit the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program website.


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Rehabilitation Center at El Camino Hospital Los Gatos Receives Three-Year CARF Accreditation

The stroke and inpatient rehabilitation center at El Camino Hospital Los Gatos achieved highest level of accreditation for quality service. The CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program's quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.
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Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care - Chest Pain Center

El Camino Hospital's Chest Pain Center has received full Accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for its treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

The Society's accreditation process insures centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine, applying rigorous national standards designed to insure that accredited facilities deliver consistently effective ACS care and implement processes that significantly reduce patient mortality.

For more information about this designation visit the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care website.