Community Benefit Annual Report FY 2023
El Camino Healthcare District | El Camino Health
We support programs that serve the health needs of our most vulnerable community members, give kids and teens a healthier start in life, and improve mental health.
El Camino Healthcare District was formed pursuant to the California Local Health Care District Law (California Health and Safety Code Sections 32000 et seq.) in the 1950s. The District's purpose is to establish, maintain and operate, or provide assistance in the operation of one or more health facilities (as that term is defined in the California Health and Safety Code Section 1250) or health services at any location within or without the territorial limits of the District, for the benefit of the District and the people served by the District, and to do any and all other acts and things necessary to carry out the provisions of the District's Bylaws and the Local Health Care District Law. The District's boundaries encompass most of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills; a large portion of Sunnyvale, and small sections of Cupertino, Santa Clara and Palo Alto. The District is governed by a five-member publicly elected Board and provides oversight of El Camino Health, a nonprofit community hospital. The District also administers a Community Benefit Program, which addresses unmet health needs through grants and collaborations with local schools, nonprofits and social and health service providers.
El Camino Health has served the communities of Santa Clara County 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, delivering results first and respect always.
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 2023 by Newsweek 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.