Mountain View, CA – The Norma Melchor Heart & Vascular Institute at El Camino Health has been recognized as the fourth best heart-focused program in California and one of America's 100 Best for Cardiac Care for the fourth year in a row by Healthgrades, an independent evaluator of clinical quality for hospitals.
"This national recognition is a reflection of our dedicated physicians, nurses, clinicians, and support teams who bring their A-game every day to help those in our community live their best lives," said Dan Woods, chief executive officer at El Camino Health. "As a Top 100 cardiac program in America, and the No. 4 program in California, we are gratified that our mission of earning the trust of those we serve is independently validated."
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for all Americans, resulting in nearly 700,000 death each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 40 seconds. The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance among hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs.
"The integrated care provided by our cardiovascular experts and staff members at our heart program is second to none, and these rankings amplify the dedication of our entire team who come together in providing access to the latest treatments and life-saving care available," said Frederick St. Goar, MD, medical director at the Norma Melchor Heart & Vascular Institute. "We're proud to be honored by Healthgrades for our efforts, but our greatest accomplishment is helping people achieve optimal health."
Healthgrades is a leading independent evaluator of hospital quality for conditions and procedures based solely on clinical outcomes at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need.
"Healthgrades congratulates El Camino Health for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients," said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. "As health systems nationwide endeavor to elevate the quality of care, these elite facilities provide a roadmap for success. We commend El Camino Health for their dedication to excellence in patient care."
El Camino Health takes great pride in implementing a higher standard of care for patients. The Heart & Vascular Institute offers advanced heart, vascular, and stroke care at every stage, from prevention, diagnosis, and treatment through rehabilitation.
About El Camino Health
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 and America's Best Maternity Hospitals 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. Visit elcaminohealth.org to learn more.
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