Mountain View, CA – El Camino Health's chief executive officer, Dan Woods has been recognized as one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Power 100. The Power 100 list recognizes the Silicon Valley's most influential business leaders and most powerful people. Leaders included on the list are selected for their community impact, ideas, innovation and contributions to shaping their industries and the region.
"I am honored to be part of the Silicon Valley Business Journal's inaugural edition of the Power 100, and even prouder of the El Camino Health team's resilience and commitment to innovation and advancing care even through the most challenging times," said Woods. "We continued to raise the bar throughout the pandemic, earning top honors for patient safety and clinical excellence, and we remain committed to the communities we serve, providing grants that are essential to helping address health disparities through our robust community benefit program. I truly believe that we are all stronger together."
Woods joined El Camino Health as CEO in 2017. With more than 25 years of healthcare experience, Woods has championed complex, business transformation strategies, and fostered a collaborative environment with physicians to deliver high quality, accessible, and frictionless consumer healthcare experiences.
During his tenure, El Camino Health expanded its service footprint from two acute care hospitals to include a modern mental health hospital, revitalized women's hospital, a rehabilitative hospital, outpatient services and urgent, primary and specialty care clinics throughout Santa Clara County. El Camino Health's patient volume grew nearly 74 percent, and hospital share of deliveries grew to a market leader position, with more than 5,000 births annually.
Throughout the pandemic, Dan led several innovative initiatives through partnerships with Google, LinkedIn, and others to support COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts. He overhauled El Camino Health's community response through a unique relationship with the National Guard, which redesigned daily operational meetings for immediate, strategic, and long term needs of the organization. As a result, El Camino Health was recognized nationally as a hospital with one of the strongest supply chains, never had staff layoffs, and was able to expedite a strong financial recovery.
The Silicon Valley Power 100 special edition hits newsstands on Friday, February 3.
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 2022 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, and women's health. Visit elcaminohealth.org to learn more.