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.

Welcome from Cheryl Reinking, CNO, 2023 | El Camino Health

Welcome from Cheryl Reinking, CNO, 2023
El Camino Hospital was designated as a Magnet organization in 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2021 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In January 2021, El Camino Health's Mountain View and Los Gatos hospitals received a notable fourth ANCC Magnet® Designation for nursing excellence.

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 environment allows them to take part in evidence-based practice projects and research. Nurses are encouraged to share their research data and performance improvement 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.