El Camino Hospital’s Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program has been recognized as a leader from its use of technology, to receiving the ANCC award as a Nursing Magnet designation. 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.
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
El Camino Hospital’s Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program has been designated an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
To earn a Center of Excellence designation, El Camino Hospital's bariatric surgery program had to undergo a series of site inspections during which all aspects of the program's surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes were collected. For more information about this designation visit the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) website.
Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies have designated El Camino Hospital's Mountain View campus as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. The designation means the hospital has demonstrated expertise in delivering quality health care.
The criteria used to select a hospital for this quality designation is determined with input from leading medical organizations and expert physicians and is based on medical evidence. The outcomes from each center are made available to the public to help consumers find quality specialty care on a consistent basis and to encourage providers to improve the overall quality and delivery of health care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients.
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.
To find out more about the program, go to www.bcbs.com.