U.S. News & World Report Names El Camino Hospital Among Best in San Jose Metro Area

Mountain View, CA - July 23, 2014 - El Camino Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in the San Jose, California metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

"We are honored to be recognized among the best hospitals in the nation and as one of the top performers in our area," said Tomi Ryba, president and chief executive officer of El Camino Hospital. "This is a great accomplishment, especially for a community hospital, and is a true testament to our world-class team of physicians, nurses and staff members who are dedicated to providing excellent patient-centered care and pioneering innovative treatment options."

In addition to being ranked as one of the top two hospitals in the San Jose metropolitan area, El Camino Hospital was also nationally ranked in Gynecology and was recognized as a high performer in Geriatrics and Neurology and Neurosurgery.

For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.

U.S. News also recognizes hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care.

"The data tell the story - a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of," says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. "A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients."

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings are freely available and will appear in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2015" guidebook, available in August.

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