Nursing Annual Report 2024 | Sailing Towards Magnet Mastery

NAR 2024

Patient Testimonial

Christine Baker

Miracles do happen! I should know because the fact that I’m still here is one of them. In September 2023, I arrived at El Camino Health’s emergency room in Mountain View after suffering a massive pulmonary embolism and in cardiac arrest. The ED staff worked to stabilize me for what I understand was a remarkable two+ hours, and their interventional team used state-of-the-art, lifesaving treatments to remove the pulmonary clots.
What's even more astonishing is that despite the odds, I’ve had no negative side effects from that life-altering experience. Had it not been for the amazing care and expert skills of their team, I likely would not be alive today. They worked so hard to save my life and I’m forever grateful.
- Christine Baker

Lantern Award, Central Partnership Council and Magnet Champion Council

Lantern Award

Jumana Baluom & Team
Lantern Award

The Lantern Award showcases the nation’s top emergency departments and their accomplishments in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. Kudos to clinical manager Jumana Baluom for her vision and leadership of our ED team and its commitment to improve the quality care our patients receive.

Jordan and Suzie

Central Partnership Council Chair Jordan Belisle, RN (on right) and Co-Chair Suzanne Kreidle, RN

Hi there, we are Jordan and Suzie, your current CPC Chair and Co-Chair. As leaders of the CPC, we have the privilege of showcasing all the amazing projects being worked on across various units. As part of our FY24 goals, CPC is promoting RN-to-RN teamwork and collaboration. We hope you enjoy reading about the visionary nurse-led projects in the following Nursing Annual Report.

Karen Roman

Karen Román
Magnet Champion Council Chair

I am Karen Román, the current chair of the Nurse Excellence Magnet Champion Council. I am excited to be working with a team of talented professionals as we work toward our fifth Magnet Designation. As a committee, we are eager to share information about the structures and processes that are in place to support and empower us, as nurses and staff, to produce exceptional patient outcomes. Our goal is to advance nursing professional practice that is aligned with ANCC Magnet Standards.


Organizational Overview

Mountain View Hospital

Mountain View Hospital

Los Gatos Hospital

Los Gatos Hospital

El Camino Health has served the communities of Silicon Valley and the South Bay for more than 60 years, with nationally recognized physicians and nurses at two not-for-profit acute care hospitals in Los Gatos and Mountain View, and primary care, multi-specialty care, and urgent care locations across the region. El Camino Health is dedicated to giving patients high-quality care utilizing the most advanced technology and research. As your healthcare partner of choice, we focus on keeping you healthy and getting you back on your feet when you need it, so you can live your best life.

Aside from achieving outstanding patient outcomes, the hospitals have earned numerous awards for clinical excellence, including being named one of the World's Best Hospitals 2024 by Newsweek, one of the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care by U.S. News & World Report and becoming the San Francisco Bay Area's first Magnet hospital, earning four consecutive designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence.

Key service lines include cancer care, cardiovascular care, maternity care, mental health and addiction services, orthopedics, pulmonology, urology, and women’s health. Visit to learn more.