Nursing Magnet Program

El Camino Health's Los Gatos and Mountain View hospitals are proud to be ANCC Magnet® designated hospitals — the most prestigious designation a hospital can receive for excellence in nursing care.

Nurses Annual Report 2024 | El Camino Health

Nurses Annual Report 2024 | El Camino Health
El Camino Health is nationally recognized and locally trusted, and it all starts with our people. Our nurses have received ANCC Magnet Designation four times for their expertise in nursing excellence while delivering the highest-quality results for the people of Mountain View, Los Gatos, and surrounding communities. By combining exceptional results with the warmth and compassion of a community-based hospital, El Camino Health is well-poised to navigate the future head on while helping our patients live their best lives. In 2024, El Camino Health is proud to be navigating a course towards a successful fifth ANCC Magnet Designation.

Less than 5 percent of hospitals worldwide earn the Magnet® designation of Nursing Excellence from the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC). Our Magnet recognition, designated for the fourth time in 2021, lets our community know we offer the very best in nursing care at El Camino Health's hospitals.

Independent research has shown that Magnet-designated facilities consistently deliver better results for patients and increase their satisfaction. In addition, Magnet recognition helps a hospital recruit and retain great nursing staff.

Achieving Magnet designation honors the care, compassion and professionalism of our nurses who work diligently to develop the skill, knowledge and innovation needed to be leaders in their field.

Data-Proven Patient Care Improvements

Our Los Gatos and Mountain View hospitals provide opportunities for nurses to learn, mentor and lead the way in quality patient care. A creative and collaborative environment allows them to take part in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and research. Nurses are encouraged to share their research outcomes and disseminate new knowledge on improvements in nursing practice with the healthcare community at large.

Transformational Leadership and Nursing Strategic Plan

In transformational leadership, leaders are charged with identifying needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration and executing the change with the help of their teams.

To communicate our nursing mission, vision, values and priorities to our own staff and as well as the organization as a whole, we utilize a Nursing Strategic Plan where patients are our top priority to improve care.

Nursing research and innovation are supported by donations to El Camino Health Foundation.