Engaging staff from all levels of an organization to focus on one key initiative can seem like a monumental task, regardless of the size and scope of the organization. This was the challenge as El Camino Hospital embarked on its journey last year to reduce Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI), a leading cause of unexpected death for hospital patients across the nation.
Kam was getting ready to leave the gym when he began to feel dizzy. Recognizing his initial symptoms as a stroke, he sought medical attention at El Camino Health's Mountain View Hospital. The very same hospital where he works.
As healthcare has evolved and our community has grown, we have become so much more than a hospital. We’ve shifted from being a place designed to treat disease to a comprehensive system that provides personalized healthcare in communities across Santa Clara County – in the process we have become El Camino Health!
For Teresa, volunteering her time with patients at El Camino Hospital is just one way to give back to the community around her, in the same way that her community rallied around her and her family after tragedy struck.