About The Foundation

About The Foundation

El Camino Hospital Foundation raises money and makes grants to fund programs, services, and equipment across the El Camino Hospital enterprise, on its campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, that are not typically covered by the hospital's normal fees.

This "over and above" support varies widely and includes new equipment, continuing education for staff, community outreach health services, and a variety of special, often innovative health care programs and services. It provides the extra margin of difference that distinguishes good hospitals from great ones. Among other programs and services, gifts to the Foundation:

  • Seeded the Cancer Center's patient navigation and survivorship programs and continue to support the latest advances
  • Underwrite an advanced fellowship training program for promising cardiologists at the Norma Melchor Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Fund El Camino Hospital's palliative care program
  • Provide free gynecological services to underprivileged patients at the RotaCare Clinic
  • Helped to purchase the hospital's first da Vinci surgical robot
  • Help El Camino Hospital meet emerging needs through unrestricted donations to the El Camino Fund, which are allocated quarterly by the Board of Directors
  • Established and continue to support the South Asian Heart Center
  • Bring healing arts to patients at the Mountain View and Los Gatos campuses
  • Support the adolescent and women's mental health programs
  • Fund El Camino Hospital's Nursing Research Council's research, innovation, and implementation of evidence-based practice