Accreditation means we participate in ongoing self-evaluation and external peer review —rigorously conducted on site by certified healthcare professionals — to compare our to established quality of care and patient safety standards. We ask: Are we delivering the safe, high-quality patient care that’s our goal? We use the assessment as a benchmark and a guide so we can continuously improve our policies, procedures, processes and outcomes.

El Camino Hospital is accredited by several healthcare organizations.


American Nurses Credentialing Center

An affiliate of the American Nurses Association, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) grants Magnet status to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of the facility’s nursing care. 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’s a low staff nurse turnover rate and appropriate grievance resolution. Magnet status also indicates nurses are involved 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.


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.


California Medical Association

El Camino Hospital is a member of the California Medical Association, which represents more than 34,000 doctors and is dedicated to the health of all Californians. Its subsidiary, the Institute for Medical Quality, surveys facilities and medical practices to evaluate and advise them.


The Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art, professionally based standards and evaluated the compliance of healthcare organizations against these benchmarks.

El Camino Hospital has received The Joint Commission Gold Seal Approval 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 at both campuses.

El Camino Hospital is also a member of the following healthcare organizations: